Netanyahu Wins Israeli Election, Poised to Form Coalition Government

Israel just voted in its fifth election in four years earlier this month. The result was a decisive victory for opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his conservative bloc of parties. It’s predicted Netanyahu will win 65 seats in the 120-seat Knesset giving him a comfortable majority, ending the political crisis that has plagued Israel for the past four years.

US President Joe Biden called Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory. Shortly after the call with Biden, Netanyahu spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who also congratulated the longest sitting Israeli Prime Minister. It was reported that Zelenskyy invited Netanyahu to visit Kyiv. Netanyahu said he would “seriously examine the Ukraine issue” repeating the message he shared during his election campaign. 

Netanyahu is back! Since he lost to Naftali Bennett in the Summer 2021, I’ve been saying, “don’t count Netanyahu out.” The seasoned Israeli politician still has a ton of political cachet among the Israeli people. I’m sure there are several that are upset to see Netanyahu back in power, but the Israeli people have spoken. And that’s what this is all about… Israel remains the only functioning democracy in the Middle East with free and fair elections.  Let’s continue to pray for Israel and their leadership as they guide the only independent Jewish state in the world.

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