Polls show Israeli parties neck-to-neck

epaselect epa05690343 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks up as he speaks in his Jerusalem office, 28 December 2016 following the speech of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Netanyahu spoke at length in English and slammed both Kerry speech and the Obama administration and again claimed he is doing everything possible to speak directly with the Palestinians. Netanyahu also said he looks forward to working closely with President-elect Trump when he takes office. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

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A television poll aired Friday indicates the ruling Likud party and opposition Blue and White are neck-and-neck ahead of upcoming elections, with neither having a clear path to form a government without Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party.

According to Channel 12 news, Netanyahu’s Likud would win 30 seats if elections were held today, as would former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz’s Blue and White. Both parties received 35 seats in the April 9 elections.

Times of Israel


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