Photo Credit (Left to Right): U.S. Department of State/Wikimedia Commons, Israel Defense Forces/flickr

What’s at Stake in Israel’s Election as Both Sides Claim Victory

As we speak, both sides are claiming victory in the parliamentary elections that were held today in Israel. The outcome will indirectly determine the next Prime Minister of Israel. Incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu has served 13 years and if reelected for a 5th term is poised to become the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history. His opponent is the former Commander-in-Chief of the Israel Defense Forces, General Benny Gantz, who served under Netanyahu from 2011 to 2015.

Political blogger. Fiction writer. BA from University of Kentucky in International Studies with concentration in Latin American Studies. ryanhidalgo80@yahoo.com

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