Netanyahu: what religious Zionism, Jewish and far-right supremacist alliance is the key to Likud’s return to power in Israel

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A group of Orthodox Jews help a community elder to vote in the parliamentary elections.

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Israelis went to the polls on Tuesday.

His followers chanted “death to Arabs”.

Now that he had become Israel’s third power and its most popular leader, Itamar Ben-Gvirhe is trying to reinvent himself as a more “conventional” politician, his supporters chant “death to terrorists” at rallies.

The unprecedented success of the far-right, Jewish supremacist and anti-Arab alliance in the parliamentary elections in Israel Religious Zionism achieved what seemed impossible just over a year ago: Benjamin Netanyahu can form the government again.

With all votes counted in the country’s fifth general election in four years, Netanyahu’s Likud won with 32 seats.

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