Netanyahu bidding to return to power
November 1, 2022 - Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister and the most polarizing political figure of his generation, bids to return to power as Israelis vote in their fifth national election in less than four years.
In the latest poll, the bloc led by Prime Minister Yair Lapid scored 56 seats, while the bloc led by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu won 60 seats, just one short of a majority ahead of Israel’s election on November 1.
The election comes after four years of political turmoil that started at a time when Netanyahu, after a decade as prime minister, was dogged by corruption allegations, which he denies.
The vote also comes at a time talks to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict have long since stalled and as violence has flared again in the occupied West Bank.