Israel election: exit polls show tight race with no clear result yet – live updates

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Polling suggests the race for prime minister will be tight, as Benjamin Netanyahu runs against Benny Gantz

Benjamin Netanyahu has delivered a speech to supporters at the Likud election party, flanked by his wife Sara. The speech was frequently interrupted by cheers, chants of “Sara!” and boos when Netanyahu talked about the media.

I am very moved this night. This is a night of tremendous victory. Tremendous! God bless for keeping us and maintaining us to reach this time [a Jewish prayer, Shehechiyanu]. I don’t say that as lip service. I say that from the depth of my heart. Because a great sense of mission guides us. A great sense of mission guides me. I act day and night in your name, on your behalf, on behalf of our country, on behalf of our people, on behalf of our land!

I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. You brought us an achievement beyond imagination, a stupendous achievement, almost incomprehensible. You brought an enormous achievement, incomprehensible, despite a hostile media under impossible conditions, and the Likud grew dramatically. This is a stunning achievement.

Likud Party have posted this video of Netanyahu and his wife arriving at the Likud election party and addressing supporters. We’ll have a translation of his speech soon.

ניצחון ענק לימין בהובלת הליכוד! https://t.co/U8BSnqGV0k

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