‘For the People of Israel’
Stand for Israel | November 3, 2022
After the people of Israel headed to the polls this week to vote on their new Knesset (Israel’s parliament) – and the next prime minister who will lead the Jewish state – a familiar face will be returning to power: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Times of Israel’s Amy Spiro reports on Bibi’s latest victory, as well as the hopes that the people of Israel hold for his leadership:
As the final thousands of votes were being tallied Thursday evening, Prime Minister Yair Lapid called opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu to concede the race and congratulate him on his election victory.
“The State of Israel is above any political considerations,” Lapid said in a statement. “I wish Netanyahu good luck for the people of Israel and the State of Israel…”
With all the ballots tallied following Israel’s national election on Tuesday, Netanyahu will control not just the largest party in the Knesset, but is poised to return to power leading a 64-strong majority bloc of his religious and right-wing allies in the 120-member Knesset…
All eyes are expected to now turn to coalition building, with Netanyahu reportedly aiming to wrap up negotiations within two weeks and quickly return to his former post…