Bibi Is Back

Exit polls indicate former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won Israel’s election—with his party in first place and his coalition holding a majority in Parliament.

Once confirmed, this will end Israel’s political deadlock, which has seen it hold five elections in four years.

“We are close to a big victory. We don’t know the final results yet, but if the results are like the exit polls, I will form a national government.”
—Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to supporters earlier this morning

It appears Netanyahu will have a coalition of as many as 65 of the 120 seats in the Knesset—a decisive majority that will produce the most conservative, religious government in Israel’s history.

The Trumpet has been forecasting a temporary revival for both the United States and Israel in the Middle East. Netanyahu’s return could signal this turnaround is imminent. The Trumpet’s Middle East correspondent Brent Nagtegaal will have a more in-depth piece on the election this evening.