Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a challenge by Lt. Gen. (Res.) Benny Gantz
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to meet him “at any hour today” to discuss the possibility of forming a “broad unity government.”
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz are neck and neck, but neither the right nor left have enough seats to form a government coalition.
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“The nation of Israel is smarter than its leaders, and the nation voted for unity,” says Israel Democracy Institute vice president Yedidia Stern.
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According to results published by Israel's Central Election Committee, the left-wing bloc is ahead by a single seat, while Yisrael Beitienu stands at 9 seats.
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“We’re still waiting for the results. But one thing is clear, the State of Israel is at a historic turning point. We are facing immense opportunities, and immense challenges, including the existential threat from Iran,” said Netanyahu.
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Senior Blue and White Party member Zvi Hauser to JNS: "There are 200,000 projectiles in the North; war almost erupted in Gaza, there is a 50-billion-shekel deficit. There's no choice but a unity government."
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With exit polls showing Likud, and Blue and White, facing no clear path to a governing majority, many see Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman as a potential “kingmaker”—key to avoiding a third election.
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