Israeli Polls: Netanyahu’s Party Wins, but Suffers a Setback
A surprisingly strong showing by centrists in Israel’s national election tempered a narrow majority won by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party.
Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Beitenu won between 31 and 33 Knesset seats in the Israel election, TV exit polls reported, the most, as expected.
Jewish Home, an extreme right party with charismatic leader, Naftali Bennett, got between 11 and 12 seats.
The Yesh Atid party, a new centrist movement devoted to helping the middle class and halting military draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox civilians, came in a surprising second place with at least 18 seats, according to the exit polls.