17 Sep 2019

Israel: Netanyahu seeks fifth term in repeat elections

Israel’s elections are notoriously difficult to call – and the stakes for one of the great survivors of global politics could hardly be greater.

If Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t get a fifth term in office, he could face prosecution for bribery and corruption.

He called the election after failing to form a coalition government following the last vote in April and his Likud party is tied in the opinion polls with the centrist Blue and White party.

In a desperate plea to voters he even promised last week that he would annex part of the West Bank, a campaign promise full of peril.