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Israel election result too close to call - exit polls

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    Israel election result too close to call - exit polls
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    Image captionExit polls suggest no clear route to government for Benjamin Netanyahu or Benny Gantz
    Exit polls following Israel's second general election in five months suggest the result is too close to call.

    The centrist Blue and White alliance of former military chief Benny Gantz is projected to win between 32 and 34 seats, and PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party 30 to 33 seats.

    Yisrael Beiteinu party leader Avigdor Lieberman may end up being kingmaker.

    Mr Netanyahu called the snap vote after failing to form a governing coalition in the wake of an election in April.

    Negotiations on the formation of a new coalition are expected to start as soon as the preliminary results come on Wednesday morning.

    Speaking to supporters early on Wednesday, Mr Netanyahu said: "We've all been through a difficult election campaign.

    "We are still waiting for the actual results but one thing is clear. The state of Israel is at a historical point, we faced great opportunities and great challenges."

    Mr Gantz sounded more optimistic when he spoke to supporters a little earlier.

    "Of course we'll wait for the real results, but it se
    "The unity and reconciliation is ahead of us."

    What are the exit polls saying?
    A revised exit poll released by Israel's public broadcaster Kan early on Wednesday projected that Blue and White would win 32 seats and Likud 31 in the 120-seat Knesset.

    In third place was the Israeli Arab Joint List with 13 seats; followed by Mr Lieberman's secular nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party with nine; the ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties with nine and eight respectively; the right-wing Yamina party with seven, and the left-wing Labour-Gesher and Democratic Union alliances with six and five respectively.

    Channel 12 News put Blue and White and Likud level on 32 seats, while an updated poll Channel 13 News predicted that Blue and White would win 32 seats and Likud 30.

    There was a muted response at Likud's election night headquarters in Tel Aviv as the exit polls were released.

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    Image captionMr Netanyahu's Likud party may end up in an even weaker position than after April's election
    Hundreds of chairs for party supporters remained empty, as activists were kept outside the hall and leaders digested the numbers.

    Likud's foreign affairs director noted that Israeli exit polls had got things wrong in the past. Last time, they underestimated the number of votes for Likud and also for some of the religious parties allied to Mr Netanyahu.

    "There is no point starting to work out a coalition based on these numbers as they will change," Eli Hazan said.

    But Blue and White was "cautiously optimistic" that Israel would get new leadership, spokeswoman Melody Sucharewicz told the Times of Israel.

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    Apologies for my ignorance but who is best for the world and for Indian relations both are good?
     
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    Israelis are clearly the greatest enemies of the entire Muslim world.
    It has been clearly declared by Allah Almighty Himself in the glorious Qur'an.
    And I feel sick watching some Muslims living in U.S and Canada praising the Jews and their hegemonic domination of the world.
    Allah States in Surah Al-Mai'da verse 82:


    لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُم مَّوَدَّةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ قَالُوا إِنَّا نَصَارَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

    English Translation: O ye who believe! Verily, you will find the strongest enemies among the Jews and those who are idol worshipers, and the closest to you are those who say: "We are Christians." That is because among these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant

    اے ايمان والو! بیشک تمہارے لۓ سب سے زیادہ خطرناک دشمن یہودی ہیں اور مشرکین ہیں، اور تمہارے لۓ سب سے قریب تر وہ ہیں جو خود کو عیسائ پکارتے ہیں کیوں کہ ان میں ایسے لوگ ہیں جو سیکھنا جانتے ہیں اور ایسے لوگ ہیں جو اس دنیا کو ترک کر چکے ہیں، اور وہ متکبر نہیں۔
     
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    Probably Netanyahu, and even more so Lieberman. Far Right wingers (and in the case of the later "kingmaker") extreme right, who would get along well with Modi.
     
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