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Netanyahu close to majority in Knesset

Greater Middle East (, - Polls in Israel show that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on the verge of an absolute majority in Parliament days before the fifth election in less than four years. This was reported by the Middle East Eye news portal on October 30.

Two polls, one published by the Israeli public broadcaster Kan and another published by the newspaper Maariv, showed that Netanyahu's four-party bloc won 60 out of 120 parliamentary seats in the vote, down one seat. less than most.

Ahead of the election, Netanyahu has teamed up with Bezalel Smotrich, leader of the far-right Religious Zionism party, which is set to win 12 to 14 seats in the Knesset.

In addition to internal tensions, analysts note that an alliance between Netanyahu's Likud party and religious Zionists could pose threats to the country's foreign policy. UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is reported to have privately warned Netanyahu that any cooperation with far-right parties could harm the nascent relations between the countries.

Netanyahu close to majority in Knesset