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Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party was polling neck-and-neck with the centrist Blue and White party when Israel headed to the polls Tuesday morning.
Israelis flock to beaches and malls on election day
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"This election is about the same thing that every election in Israel has been about for the last 25 year: Benjamin Netanyahu."
Analysis: Security experts say the supposed gift of a mutual assistance pact is not as beneficial to Israel as it may seem.
As the new name shows, the Trump administration's full-throated support of Israel's right-wing government goes much further than any other U.S. administration.
The former defense minister has tapped into a wellspring of resentment of the ultra-Orthodox, attracting a new base of voters.
The allegations that Israel planted surveillance devices near the White House were reported by news site Politico.
The European Union said any "settlement plan" would be considered "illegal" under international law after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
"Netanyahu wouldn't have dared to say what he did during the Obama, Clinton and Bush administrations," said one Middle East expert.
Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex part of occupied West Bank
The announcement was an apparent last-ditch attempt to attract right-wing voters before country heads to the polls.
The Israeli prime minister claimed the site was discovered in Iranian documents obtained last year.
Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said Netanyahu was seeking a pretext for war
Poland's foreign ministry condemned an attack on Israeli students at a Warsaw nightclub on Saturday.
Jason Greenblatt's departure is the latest sign that optimism for peace plan's prospects may be fading.
Watch: Netanyahu joins Johnson outside number 10 on surprise visit to London