Millions of Israeli voters headed to the polls Tuesday; making history and handing Benjamin Netanyahu a likely fifth term as the Prime Minister of the world’s only Jewish State.
“Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament,” reports Fox News.
“With 97.4% of the vote counted, Likud and its traditional political allies were in command of a 65-55 majority in parliament. A couple of small parties were still teetering along the electoral threshold and fighting for their survival, so the final makeup of the next parliament has yet to be decided,” adds the report.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
DEVELOPING: Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Footage of Sean Hannity in New Campaign Video
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used recent footage of Fox News’ Sean Hannity in his latest campaign video; showing the radio and TV host referring to the staunch ally of President Trump as “Churchillian.”
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing a tough re-election bid in 12 days, has enlisted Fox News host Sean Hannity for his campaign,” reports Haaretz.
שון האניטי, הפרשן הבכיר של הרשת האמריקנית ״פוקס״: נתניהו הוא הצ׳רצ׳יל של ימינו pic.twitter.com/DHERlpo5JY
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) March 28, 2019
In the video, Hannity refers to the Israeli leader as the “sole voice of moral clarity against modern evil in our time until Donald Trump got into office.”
Israeli voters will head to the polls Tuesday April 9 to decide the political future of the world’s only Jewish State.
Watch the Prime Minister’s latest campaign ad above.
BETO SLAMS BIBI: O’Rourke Trashes Israel’s Netanyahu, Says He's 'Sided with Racists'
Former Texas Congressman and 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke slammed Israel’s Prime Minister Wednesday; saying the Middle East peace process has largely failed because Benjamin Netanyahu has “openly sided with racists.”
O’Rourke was speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire this week when he lashed-out at America’s closest ally in the region.
“Right now we don’t have the best negotiating partners on either side. We have a prime minister in Israel who has openly sided with racists,” said Beto.
“On the Palestinian side, we have an ineffectual leader. Mahmoud Abbas has not been very effective in bringing his side to the table,” he added.
Netanyahu "has openly sided with racists" and Abbas is "ineffectual": Beto O'Rourke weighs in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflicthttps://t.co/S19hUl7q9I
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) March 20, 2019
O’Rourke’s comments come days after fellow Democrats -including Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar- found themselves under fire for making a series of anti-Israeli statements.
Read the full report at Fox News.