Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

By:
Israel Hayom, JNS.org
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who won Israel’s election Tuesday under the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu party ticket, spoke to Israel Hayom, an Israeli publication, in a pre-election interview. Here are excerpts:
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Voter turnout in today's Israeli elections is high. Check out our partner news agency, JTA's live blogging here .
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Benjamin Netan­yahu survived the Knesset elections on Jan. 22 to serve another term as prime minister but his party shrunk, his opponents grew and his challengers multiplied.
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Israel’s parliamentary system, in which voters choose a party instead of a candidate, makes for some narrowly focused parties and strange bedfellows.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
While English-language cam­paigns aren’t new in Israel, observers say this year’s effort feels larger and more sophisticated than those of elections past.
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