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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory

Israeli Election News:



So now what?  Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party have just won a stunning victory in the Israeli elections, and should have no problem coddling together a coalition government to lead Israel in these times of trouble.  With a renewed mandate Netanyahu will be in no mood to give away anything to either Iran, (nuclear talks), or the Palestinians, (peace talks).  "Bibi" now has a mandate to take out Iran if need be, and the Palestinians may feel they have not other alternative but to stir up trouble to achieve their goals after Netanyahu's rejection of a Palestinian State.

Are we now closer to war, or further away?  We don't know, but we do know that it is God that sets up world leaders to bring about his plans for mankind.  Pray for the peace of Israel.

"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. Daniel 2:21 NASB

Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory
The Israeli elections took a dramatic turn in the early morning hours on Wednesday as official tallies from nearly all precincts indicate that Likud has opened up a significant lead over Zionist Union, a far cry from the virtual dead heat that television exit polls had reported Tuesday evening. With 99 percent of precincts reporting before dawn on Wednesday, the Likud has emerged as the clear, undisputed victor in the elections. According to the official up-to-the-minute tally, Likud wins 30 seats while Zionist Union comes in second at 24 seats. The parties that follow are Joint Arab List (14); Yesh Atid (11); Kulanu (10); Bayit Yehudi (8); Shas (7); United Torah Judaism (6); Yisrael Beytenu (6); and Meretz (4).

Late returns give Netanyahu stunning victory in Israeli election after tight race
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country’s election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. With nearly all votes counted, Likud appeared to have earned 30 of parliament’s 120 seats and was in a position to build with relative ease a coalition government with its nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies. Such a government would likely put Israel at odds with the international community over settlement construction and its opposition to Palestinian statehood, and continue clashing with the White House over hard-line policies.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/18/late-returns-give-netanyahu-stunning-victory-in-israeli-election-after-tight-race/

Obama Lays Down Punishment on Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have just scored a large victory at home, but Israel's relations with the United States could be on the brink. The administration of President Barack Obama was particularly prickled by Netanyahu's assertion on Monday that he no longer supports the two-state solution as well as continued building in Judea and Samaria. Adding insult to injury for the US was Netanyahu's comment on election day itself that Israelis must rally to the polls to combat the large number of Arabs going to vote. As a result, the Obama administration is now carefully weighing whether to agree to a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council, which calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel's withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, along with mutually agreed land swaps.  

No Palestinian state if I remain PM – Israel’s Netanyahu on election eve

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