Polls Show Netanyahu Down

Headline Roundup September 18th, 2019

Polls released on Wednesday indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is losing the redo election in Israel. Netanyahu's right-wing party is only expected to win 31 seats out of 120, potentially losing to the moderate Blue and White Party, who are projected to take 32 seats. Israel, often regarded as the United States' most important ally in the Middle East, could oust Netanyahu by forming a coalition government between the Blue and White and left-leaning parties. The final results of the election will be reported next Wednesday.

Right-leaning coverage has often covered Netanyahu more favorably than left-leaning media outlets, who more frequently report on potential indictments of Netanhayu that could occur if he were to lose his executive position.

Polls Show Netanyahu Down

From the Right
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job.

The election’s seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he’ll insist upon a secular unity government between Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White parties, who based on partial results are currently tied at 32 seats each out of the 120 in parliament.

Without Lieberman’s endorsement, both parties appear to have fallen well short of securing a parliamentary majority...

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From the Center
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s election on Tuesday was too close to call, exit polls indicated, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party virtually level with Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White.

The exit polls by three Israeli broadcasters had Gantz slightly ahead or tying with Netanyahu, likely meaning days or weeks of wrangling over which candidate might form the next coalition government.

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From the Left
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The September Israeli election results are in — and it’s still not clear who the country’s next prime minister will be. But the results are the biggest threat to incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on power since he took office in 2009.

With over 90 percent of the vote now counted, the centrist Blue and White party looks to have won the largest number of seats in Israel’s parliament, called the Knesset — 32 out of a total of 120. Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud came in a close second, with...

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