On the eve before elections, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah went to the Western Wall night to pray.
”With the help of God and with your help – we will succeed!”, the PM wrote on his Twitter account.
בעזרת השם ובעזרתכם – נעשה ונצליח! pic.twitter.com/spO8MDrUza
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) April 8, 2019
Israeli TV networks revealed what was written on the note that Netanyahu placed inside the cracks of the Western Wall; “For the security of Israel and for my beloved family “.
נתניהו בכותל: לבטחון עם ישראל ולמשפחתי האהובה pic.twitter.com/mhfpEU9RfP
— Atara German (@ataragerman1) April 8, 2019
Final polls published last night by Channel 12 news predicted that the White and Blue party of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid would get 32 seats, while the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party would get 28 seats.
Without individually being able to hold the majority in the Knesset by themselves, both parties will have to form a coalition with the smaller parties.
The aligned left party of HaAvoda would get 8 seats; the Arab Hadash-Ta’al party would get 7 seats; the Shas and Yahadut Hatorah religious parties would get 6 seats; The aligned right parties of Hayemin Hehadash and Zehut, the Union of Right Parties, the leftist Meretz party, and the centrist Kulanu, would get 5 seats each; and finally, the Arab party Ra’am-Balad and the right-wing party Yisrael Beitenu would get 4 seats each.
Therefore the bloc of right-wing parties reaches 52 seats, the left-center bloc has 45 seats, the religious bloc has 12 seats, and the Arab bloc has 11 seats.
Assuming that the religious bloc will go right as they usually do, then that would give Netanyahu a majority of 64 seats.