Corruption and Confusion Embroils in Israel’s Recent Election

For the past couple of weeks, Israelis have woken up uncertain about the future of their government and who will become the Prime Minister. Recent elections have rocked the country after elections revealed a close race between two of the more major parties, the Blue and White Party and the Likud Party.

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Netanyahu Responds to Opposition’s Call to Welcome Refugees

Netanyahu claims that while Israel is “not indifferent to the human tragedy of the refugees,” the country is not in a position to take them in. This statement came in response to Israel’s liberal opposition leader Isaac Herzog, who firmly proclaimed Jewish history’s moral obligation to show compassion.

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High-Stakes Israeli Election Results in Netanyahu Victory

With nearly all votes counted on March 20 according to Yahoo News, it was clear by the end of election day that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party had successfully won at least 29 seats in the 120-member unicameral Knesset, comfortably defeating the center-left Zionist Union party and a list of other Israeli Arab parties.

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