Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could win his fifth consecutive term on Tuesday. But the election promises to be close, with his Likud party projected to win roughly the same number of seats as Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party. After winning the most seats in April, Netanyahu, who’s facing corruption charges, couldn’t form a government.
What’s he doing to bolster his odds? Seemingly everything, including appealing to hard-line voters by promising to annex large sections of the West Bank and visiting Russia to demonstrate his international bona fides — and even hinting at a new war in Gaza.
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