Israeli elections

Israeli elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a challenge by Lt. Gen. (Res.) Benny Gantz

Israel's voters cast their ballots April 9. Follow along with coverage from the CJN and content partners JTA and JNS.

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Though coalition talks are still underway, Netanyahu is believed to be likely to form a government comprised of the Likud (35), Shas (8), United Torah Judaism (8), Union of Right-Wing Parties (5), Kulanu (4) and Yisrael Beytenu (5).

Just one month after the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh claimed the lives of 11 worshipers, it would be preposterous to suggest that terrorism is not a matter of legitimate concern for Jewish communities in the United States or elsewhere. 

(JTA) — After the smoke clears from this contentious Israeli election, which amounted to a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tenure, it appears that Netanyahu will again be asked by Israeli President Rivlin to form the next government.

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