The Heat: Israel Election

The Heat

Israelis went to the polls on Tuesday in the country’s second national election in five months.

Prime Minister Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition in an April vote. But the results of this latest election are equally uncertain.

Netanyahu, the leader of Israel’s ruling Likud party, and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, head of the centrist Blue and White Party, have been locked in a tight race. Both leaders are already seeking the support of smaller parties in an effort to gain a ruling majority in parliament.

CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Akiva Bigman writes for the daily newspaper Israel Hayom.
  • Omar Baddar is the deputy director of the Arab American Institute.
  • Amotz Asa-El is the senior commentator for the Jerusalem Post.
  • Mitchell Barak is an Israeli pollster and political analyst.

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