Israel enters first elections since war with Hamas as country veers more to right
Israel’s Netanyahu stance on Palestinian conflict expected to remain and Israel votes in ballot seen producing swing to right
AFP – Israelis voted Tuesday in an election likely to return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as head of a rightwing coalition that will face the challenges of peacemaking with the Palestinians and Iran’s nuclear programme. After a slow start, the pace of voting picked up, with long queues forming outside.
Israelis Head to Polls, Netanyahu Projected to Win
Hundreds of thousands of Israeli people are heading to polling stations to cast their vote as the victory of the incumbent PM Benjamin Netanyahu looms.
Israelis head to polls to elect 19th Knesset
By GIL HOFFMAN
Concerns about complacency hang over elections as 10,132 polling stations poise to open nationwide; Likud Beytenu worried about dropping below 30 seats; Labor party leader says with high turnout “we can replace Netanyahu.” Israel’s fate for up to the next four years will be decided.
Media Advisory: Avi Benlolo, President & CEO, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), Available for Comment and Discussion About Today’s Election in Israel
January 22, 2013 09:33 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Today is Election Day in Israel, the only truly democratic state in the Middle East. FSWC President & CEO Avi Benlolo is available to help make sense of an election process that includes 32 parties running for the 120 seat Knesset.