Benjamin Netanyahu

Final Israel Election Votes Tallied: Likud at 36, Right-Wing Bloc at 58

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party gained 36 seats while the main challenger Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party received 33, putting the right-wing bloc at 58 and missing a majority by 3 seats, according to the final tally published by the Central Elections Committee Thursday evening. 

A man reacts as he holds up an Israeli flag while standing behind a giant Likud party election poster showing the face of its leader Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Likud's electoral headquarters in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on March 2, 2020, after polls officially closed. - …

Up to 100,000 Israelis in Quarantine over Coronavirus

TEL AVIV – As many as 100,000 Israelis are currently in self-quarantine amid increasingly dramatic measures imposed by Israel in an effort to curb the coronavirus outbreak, including restricting entry from certain European nations, banning large gatherings, and barring IDF soldiers from travelling overseas.

A tourist from South Korea wears protective mask while waiting for a flight back to South Korea at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)