(WORLD ISRAEL NEWS) Despite the favorable response to President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and the successful release of Israeli backpacker Naama Issachar from a Russian prison, it doesn’t look like either will help boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chances of breaking the political deadlock gripping the country.
A new poll, conducted by the Maagar Mochot Institute on Friday, found that the right-wing and religious bloc would receive 56 Knesset seats compared to 57 seats for the left-wing and Arab bloc.
According to the poll, if elections were held today, Netanyahu’s chief rival Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party would win one more Knesset seat (34) than it did in the last election, and Netanyahu’s Likud party would drop one seat (31). A coalition of 61 seats is the minimum requirement to form a government.
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