BREAKING: They Just Called It for Netanyahu!

UPDATED: The AP has called the race for Netanyahu. 

Two Israeli TV stations project narrow victory for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party in parliamentary elections.

From Newsweek

The polls closed for Israel’s elections Tuesday night, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is claiming a victory after exit polls show the race too close to call.

The Associated Press called the election Wednesday morning at 3:05 a.m. local time in Tel Aviv.

Late Tuesday and into early Wednesday in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu claimed victory before his supporters.

“The right-wing bloc led by Likud won a clear victory. I thank the citizens of Israel for their trust,” Netanyahu said on “I will begin forming a right-wing government with our natural partners tonight.”

Netanyahu vowed to create a right-wing nationalist government, according to AP.

“I was very moved that the nation of Israel once again entrusted me for the fifth time, and with even greater trust,” Netanyahu said.

According to IsraelElectionLiveResults, Netanyahu’s Likud Party narrowly edged the Blue and White by a 37-36 count. Here’s the listed tally:

3.4M votes tallied. The seats now stand at:

Likud 37

Blue & White 36

Shas 8


Labor 6

Yisrael Beiteinu 6

Meretz 5

Chadash-Ta’al 5

Kulanu 5