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March 17, 2015 6:26 pm

Netanyahu Declares Victory ‘Against All Odds’ After Publication of Exit Poll Results

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Based on exit polls, Netanyahu claims victory. PHOTO: Benjamin Netanyahu's Facebook.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and his ruling Likud Party declared victory this evening in the country’s general election after the release of TV exit poll results. Despite being consistently placed behind the rival Zionist Union in polls leading up to the election, Netanyahu’s Likud closed the gap with the opposition, according to the figures.

“Against all odds, Likud achieved a great victory, a great victory for the nationalist camp under the Likud’s leadership, a great victory for the People of Israel,” Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page around 10:40 PM local time.

Estimates indicate that Netanyahu may be able to form a government with a coalition of right-wing parties, without having to sit in a national unity government with Zionist Union head Isaac Herzog, according to Israel’s NRG. However, early reports indicate that President Reuven Rivlin might recommend the formation of a unity government.

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After the exit polls were published, Netanyahu called the chairman of the allied Bayit Yehudi party, Naftali Bennett. Bennett congratulated Netanyahu on his victory, and both of them agreed to begin negotiations in order to establish a nationalist government and to work together towards ensuring the security of the State of Israel and the People of Israel. Netanyahu also spoke with Moshe Kahlon, whose Kulanu party won 10 seats, who responded that he would discuss coalition building when the real results are out.

Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan said that the results are a “great victory for Likud and Benjamin Netanyahu, against all of the odds and the forces working against us, like the tensions with the Americans and the money that was given to the V15.”

However, despite Likud’s victory claims, Herzog’s Zionist Union refused to admit defeat yet, and said they would also work to form the next government. A statement issued by the party said, “The Likud is mistaken – the Right-wing bloc has shrunk. Everything is still open until the final results [are issued], only then will we be able to know which parties actually passed the threshold and we’ll know what government can be formed.”

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  • David

    YASHER KOACH BIBI HAMELECH

  • I AM SO PLEASED THAT AT THIS TIME OF YEAR HASHEM CHOSE ‘BIBI’……I LOOK UP THE LIFE OF HERZOG AND SAW HE WAS THE GRANDSON OF THE HEAD RABBI OF SINN FEIN…..LOOK AT THIS GRANDSON…A NICE MAN…WHO KNOWS…..A SPIRITUAL MAN WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT SOCIETY…COMMY TALK…
    IF THIS MAN LOST IT IS BECAUSE HE VOTED FOR HIMSELF AND IS NOT LIVING THE LIFE OF DREAMS HIS FAMILY OPTED FOR PERHAPS….WHERE IS HIS HEAD COVERING…SHAMEFUL PEOPLE….BOTH LIVNI AND HERZOG AND SO MANY OTHERS ARE CAUGHT UP IN THE ME GENERATION…..PERHAPS PUTIN WILL TAKE THESE TWO TO THE SIDE AND TALK BUSINESS…..OR OBAMA….WHAT A SMILE THAT BRINGS ON…
    I AM THRILLED WITH ALL ISRAELI’S FOR THEIR VOTES….IT IS DEMOCRACY AT THE HIGHEST….AND HAPPY TO SEE THAT A MAN
    WHO CARES ABOUT SECURITY AND THE COUNTRY IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS HERZOG AND LIVNI…
    NO SOCIETY WILL EXIST IF SAFETY IS NOT HELD ONTO, A GROWING ECONOMY AND MORE AND MORE ALIYAS…..COUNT ME IN AS ONE OF THEM……I FEEL FREE NOW TO CONTINUE MY JOURNEY FROM CANADA TO ISRAEL.
    LIVING AWAY FROM ISRAEL OVER THIS RECENT ANTI SEMITIC LORE HELPED MY TO REALIZE THAT EYES SAY ‘YOU DON’T BELONG HERE’
    THEY ARE RIGHT……..I BELONG SOMEWHERE ELSE.
    ‘WOW’

  • the obama mafia will likely help Herzog overturn the election in some way. obama will stop at NOTHING to see Bibi gone. I pray they dont Breitbart Bibi.
    MANY Americans and Christians see Bibi as a hero – because we have no president. We are run by an islamic foreign govt – born in kenya and iran.

  • Terri Granot

    The Israeli public was outraged by Obama’s behavior against the PM….I think we voted for Bibi just as much as we voted against Obama’s mistreatment and interference in our elections.

  • RobiMac

    Thank you, Yeshua!

    In your face, Obama!

  • martin kessler

    If I were an Israeli I have no choice, —when push come to shove, if the choice is between guns or butter, I’ll pass on the butter; give me the gun. Things may be bad but bad is better than being dead.

  • Zionist

    AWESOME News. Take that Julian Clover

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