“Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.” (Deuteronomy 1:13)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into yesterday’s election trailing his Zionist Union rival Isaac Herzog by four seats, last night’s exit polls showed them neck-and-neck.
But this morning the Bibles For Israel Ministry staff woke up to see that Israel would be led by the man who believes that the Land of Israel is the Biblical Jewish Homeland and its land is is not to be given away to Arab and International demands.
“I am voting for Bibi, because this is a Jewish nation, and it must stay a Jewish nation, promised to us in the Torah. My grandparents came out of the Holocaust to build up this country, and we can not let the Leftist liberals rule it. They will make concessions will the Arabs, who eventually will drive us into the sea,” said Yardena from Kiryat Bialet, a suburb of Haifa.
A Channel 2 exit poll declared that Netanyahu’s Likud had won 28 Knesset seats in the 120-seat Knesset (Israeli parliament), and Herzog’s Zionist Union party 27.
Two other Israeli broadcasters gave both sides 27 seats each; however, when the dust settled, it turned out that Likud had garnered 30 seats. The Zionist Union party had 24 seats.
Since 61 seats are needed in order to secure a majority under Israel’s proportional representation voting system, Netanyahu will need support from other parties to form a governing coalition.
No party has ever won an outright majority.
“Against all odds, Likud achieved a great victory, a great victory for the nationalist camp under the Likud’s leadership, a great victory for the People of Israel,” Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page last night.
Netanyahu has indeed secured a fourth term in office as we enter these last days, and if he makes it through his full four-year term, he may rival Israel’s longest-serving leader, David Ben Gurion.