Benjamin Netanyahu in close election fight for power in Israel

‘Nastiest, most racist campaign ever’ as Likud shores up vote with divisive pledges Benjamin Netanyahu remains neck and neck with his main election challenger after a widely condemned vow to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, ahead of a vote that could bring an end to his time as Israeli prime minister. In the last polls before election day on Tuesday, neither the prime minister’s Likud party or the opposition Blue and White alliance, run by his former army chief, Benny Gantz, appeared to have a clear route to the premiership. Continue reading...