After three previous inconclusive elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been hoping for a decisive victory.
Early exit polls show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a solid edge over his main rival in Israel’s third election in under a year.
The apparent victory means that Netanyahu will lead Likud into March elections, the country’s third election in less than a year.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the rival Blue and White party both were unable develop a power-sharing agreement after neither secured a parliamentary majority.
Israel's Parliament voted to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to establish a right-wing nationalist government.
But his victory is far from certain and, even if he wins, he could still face a shaky government.
Two of the prime minister's chief opponents have joined forces to counter the move.
J Street, a pro-Israel organization in the U.S., on Monday called on the Obama administration to hold Netanyahu accountable
Israel has existed before Netanyahu and it will exist after him. He does not represent the best, most humane, moral and creative aspects of Israel.