Great news out of Israel!
From Times of Israel:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared himself victorious in the 2019 general election Tuesday night, as updated exit polls and early results showed him with a clear path to forming a new government.
“I am very moved on this night,” he told exuberant supporters. “This is a night of an incredible, incredible victory.”
Though initial exit polls at 10 p.m. had shown Likud and Blue and White either even at 36 seats (Channel 13 and Kan) or with an advantage for Blue and White (37 to 33 on Channel 12), updated results accounting for the final hours of voting on both Channel 12 and 13 showed Likud leading 35 to 34.
And regardless of the horse race between the two major parties, the right-wing bloc was projected to win a majority in the 120-seat Knesset.
Coalition predictions showed that Netanyahu would likely outpace the opposition with from 63-65 seats versus 55-57, although they still have to finish counting all the ballots.
Netanyahu called it a “fantastic achievement, an enormous achievement, which is almost unfathomable.”
“It will be a right-wing government. But I intend to be the prime minister of all of Israel, right and left, Jews and non-Jews alike.”
This will be his fifth term in office and would make him Israel’s longest serving leader.
And it’s great news for a continued stable relationship with the United States.