September 17 2019 12:42pm

Israelis vote in close-run election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Sept. 17, urging voters to support him to avert a “disaster.” Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, led by Avigdor Lieberman, could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.

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