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Netanyahu Poised to Win Fourth Consecutive Term as Israeli Prime Minister

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An Israeli Arab woman walks past an electoral billboard showing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on April 4, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised to win his fourth consecutive term after an extremely close election. Both Netanyahu and his main opponent, Benny Gantz, declared victory Tuesday, but Netanyahu likely has the edge in forming a coalition government because of the strong showing of other right wing parties. We’ll discuss the election, its results and the latest developments.

Guests:

Janine Zacharia, visting lecturer, Stanford University; former Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East correspondent, The Washington Post

Michael Arnold, bureau chief for Israel and the Palestinian territories, Bloomberg News

Jonathan Wornick, chair, Northern California American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Daniel Sokatch, ceo, New Israel Fund

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