Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has solidified a fifth term in a nail biter election against Benny Gantz. At 2 a.m. in Tel Aviv, Netanayhu gave a few brief remarks, thanked voters and kissed his wife.
After Channel 12 updates exit poll from 37-33 Gantz to 35-34 Netanyahu, the left is left with hardly a prayer. It is an extraordinary triumph for Bibi and a crushing, deflating moment for his critics and opponents.— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) April 9, 2019
"Netanyahu is in a different league"— Anshel Pfeffer (@AnshelPfeffer) April 9, 2019
The crowd chanting "he's a magician!" and "Sara, Sara!" pic.twitter.com/gQw34jUwMg
Bibi frenched Sara. A real Al Gore moment, folks. I didn’t get a picture.— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) April 9, 2019
Netanyahu: The right-wing bloc led by me will continue to lead israel for the next 4 years and bring Israel to greater heights.— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) April 9, 2019
Some Netanyahu victory party attendees were seen waving Trump "Make America Great Again" flags.
Waiting for Prime Minister @netanyahu to give his victory speech (according to most polls now, he’s in the lead), pretty amazing to see #Trump flags being waved, amongst the Likud banners @POTUS pic.twitter.com/BIy1bakEPO— Jonny Daniels (@MrJonnyDaniels) April 9, 2019
Netanyahu will now work to form a government. He has 42 days to do so.