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  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday it expects Israel to continue with the Middle East peace process to negotiate a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected on a pledge to abandon that commitment. "It is incumbent on the new Israeli Government, once formed, to create the conditions for a...

  • Refaeli hopes for change with Israel   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Refaeli hopes for change with Israel

    Supermodel, Bar Refaeli says she hopes for a change in Israel following the Likud victory in yesterday's elections.

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday it expects Israel to continue with the Middle East peace process to negotiate a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected on a pledge to abandon that commitment. In the final days of campaigning ahead of Israel's election on Tuesday, Netanyahu said he would...

  • JERUSALEM, March 18- Embarrassed at failing to predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory, Israeli pollsters said on Wednesday they were blindsided by reticent rightist voters and may have unwittingly prodded waverers to back the incumbent. Israel's top three television stations, airing first returns as voting booths closed, found the...

  • *Netanyahu's Likud wins surprise victory in Israel election. JERUSALEM, March 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. With 99.5 percent of votes counted on Wednesday, Likud...

  • However, South Africa's rand, Turkey's lira and the Brazilian real all eased against the greenback ahead of the Fed's policy statement, widely anticipated to lay the ground for the first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade later in the year. In Moscow, both dollar and rouble-denominated shares gained ground while in Israel shares rose 0.6 percent after...

  • Netanyahu claims Israel election victory   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Netanyahu's Likud claims victory

    NBC's Hadley Gamble reports Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has won another term in office but deep wounds linger after the bitter race.

  • JERUSALEM, March 18- As the dust settles on a dramatic election, the immediate questions are how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to stage such a fierce comeback, why the opposition fell short and what it means for Israel, the Palestinians and the world. Four days before the vote, Netanyahu looked all but out for the count, with the last opinion polls giving...

  • *Netanyahu's Likud wins surprise victory in Israel election. JERUSALEM, March 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, Likud...

  • *Netanyahu closes gap with Herzog's Zionist Union- exit polls. JERUSALEM, March 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party swept past its main rival, the centre-left Zionist Union, after nearly all votes were counted in Israel's election on Wednesday. By morning, with results in from 99 percent of polling stations, Likud had powered past the...

  • A better-than-expected showing by the Israeli prime minister in Tuesday's closely fought election raises the prospect that he could remain a thorn in Obama's side, with the two men increasingly at odds over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peacemaking. "Looks like the White House will need to let the champagne chill a bit longer," Aaron David Miller, a former...

  • Netanyahu likely to get a new term: DCIA   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    Netanyahu likely to get a new term: DCIA

    Christian Whiton, principal at DC International Advisory (DCIA), discusses the stiff competition in Israel's election and explains what a new term for the incumbent prime minister means for the country.

  • *Netanyahu closes gap with Herzog's Zionist Union- exit polls. Isaac Herzog, Netanyahu's chief opponent and head of the center-left Zionist Union, said "everything is still open" and that he had already spoken to party leaders about forming a government. But after days in which Zionist Union appeared poised to defeat Netanyahu's Likud, the exit polls put the two...

  • *Netanyahu closes gap with Herzog's Zionist Union- polls. Two television polls, for Channel 10 and Channel 1, said Likud and Herzog's Zionist Union had each secured 27 seats each in the 120- member Knesset. In the final days of the campaign, opinion polls had given Zionist Union a lead of three to four seats over Likud, a margin that appeared to give Herzog a fighting...

  • JERUSALEM, March 17- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was locked in a fight for his political survival on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election that opinion polls predict he could lose to his centre-left opponents. On election day he accused left-wing groups of trying to remove him from power by busing Arab Israeli voters to polling stations, a statement...

  • If he narrowly loses the vote, Netanyahu is probably still better placed than the opposition Zionist Union to cobble together a coalition, setting him on track to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister. However, a fourth term would probably also prolong his prickly relationship with Israel's main ally, the United States, at least as long as Barack...

  • Why Israel's election is a big deal in the US Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    A ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands behind a voting booth at a polling station in Jerusalem March 17, 2015.

    As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights for reelection, here's what you need to know — from candidates to coalitions, reports NBC News.

  • CNBC update: Sotheby's and eBay team up   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    CNBC update: Sotheby's and eBay team up

    Israelis are going to the polls to decide the political fate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer a small bundle of TV networks, and Sotheby's is teaming with eBay, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Election day in Israel   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    Election day in Israel

    Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, weighs in on the close election in Israel as PM Benjamin Netanyahu fights to remain the country's leader.

  • Polls show close election in Israel   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    Polls show close election in Israel

    NBC's Tracie Potts reports the latest developments on the elections in Israel.