Israel election results: PM Netanyahu hanging on by his fingernails

Well, results are coming in in Israel. In spite of what the recent polls were saying about the governing party being in trouble, it appears the last-minute election pronouncements may have worked in Likud’s favor as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is tonight declaring victory.

I don’t know how you can declare a victory when results are showing you are basically tied with the opposition, but Netanyahu must figure he has a far better chance to carve together a coalition government based on the composition of the incoming Knesset.