With nearly all votes counted, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Lkud party is set to emerge as the election’s big winner with 29 seats. The Zionist Union trails behind with 24 seats. The Joint List of Arab parties is the third-largest party at this point, followed by Yesh Atid, Kulanu, Habayit Hayehudi, Shas, Yisrael Beiteinu, United Torah Judaism, Meretz and Yahad.
I’m grateful that we have a leader in Washington who really cares about America. Welcome Bibi!
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 1, 2015
President Reuven Rivlin said he would work for a national unity government.
Israeli news websites react to Netanyahu victory pic.twitter.com/BK7zcoRLJP
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 18, 2015
Ballots were cast at 10,372 polling stations throughout Israel. Read the rest of this entry »