Netanyahu scrambling for final votes
Archive 2015 Mar 16, 2015 Wire Editor
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls, used a strategic Jewish settlement he helped found as the backdrop on Monday for an election eve bid to win right-wing votes.
Netyanyahu’s main challenger, Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union said on Facebook that “Israel will be struck with Bibi” unless voters turned out on Tuesday for the centre-left-alliance.
No party has even won a majority in the legislature making coalitions the norm.
In the final days of the campaign, Netanyahu has ramped up appeals to disaffected supporters who have shifted their allegiance to smaller right-wing parties.
Netanyahu has focused a majority of his campaign on security issues, paying a contentious visit to Washington two weeks ago to warn against a potential nuclear deal with Iran.