Israel’s Netanyahu declares victory in tight election

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory after a tight national election appeared to give him the upper hand in forming the country’s next coalition government.
In a statement released on Twitter, Netanyahu says that “against all odds” his Likud party and the nationalist camp secured a “great victory.”

  • Exile1981

    This redeems some of my lagging hope for mankind.

  • Frau Katze

    Let’s hope he hangs on. There could be requests for recounts.

    • just a thought

      With more than a 7% lead over Labor, I think he’s safe.
      If (always a big one) all parties on the Right work together, they have a majority.

      • just a thought

        sorry. link doesn’t take you to results. have to keep starting over. I hate it when anyone takes a simple workable website (as A7 once was) and “improves” it. they never work as well afterwards.

      • Good point.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It looks like Bibi is having a “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment.

    • Heh;)

    • Canadian

      Any chance that Obola will commit suicide?

  • The Goat

    Pollsters are filthy, disgusting liars in all countries.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Hopefully it was his speech to the US Congress that put him over the top!

  • Freedom

    Thank God

  • Brett_McS

    Hold the presses! Obama drones community organizers overseas helpers have found huge numbers of votes in some car trunks! They are all from anti-Likud areas!

    • Jay Currie

      Watch out for Obama drones… There is another, more lethal, meaning to the word.

  • Nic

    Hey Obama, do you like apples?….

    • DVult

      Then bend over.

  • JoKeR

    I hear that US President Barack Obama says that it is not a concern who wins the Israeli election as whoever it is, he will still work against them.