Netanyahu Poised To Return To Power

Jews visit the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, on the morning before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

At a glance

  • Polls closed on yet another election day in Israel; millions of Israelis waited anxiously to see if, after five rounds of voting in less than four years, they could finally choose a clear winner and produce a stable government to run the country successfully.
  • Early exit polls predicted that former prime minister and current opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu might be that winner this time.
  • His bloc of right-wing, religious parties was slated to draw up to 62 seats, the number of mandates needed to form a majority in the 120-seat Knesset, Israel’s parliament.

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