Israel’s Netanyahu appears to hold lead in election

Oct 31, 2022, 10:14 AM | Updated: Nov 1, 2022, 11:51 pm
Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebra...

Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

              Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A supporter of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Supporters of Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, celebrates after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at the party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              A supporter kisses an image of Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu during the first exit poll results for Israel's elections, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party celebrates the first exit poll results for Israel's election, at the Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Supporters of Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, celebrates after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at the party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, gestures after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, waves the Israel flag after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, speaks to his supporters after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara cast their ballots during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch their Rabbi Israel Hager votes during Israel elections in Bnei Brak, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A Palestinian citizen of Israel votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the town of Taibeh, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara cast their ballots during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara cast their ballots during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, waves to his supporters during a national election, in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara cast their ballots during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara arrive to polling station during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara cast their ballots during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife 'Sara cast their ballots during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid arrives to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              A girl waits as her mother votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              A COVID positive man votes during Israeli elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A woman votes during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Israeli Prime Minster Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi arrive to vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife leave after casting their ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Isreali elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, arrives to cast his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote in the country's fifth election in four years, at a polling station in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              A woman arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli voter casts a ballot during Israel's fifth election in less than four years at a polling station in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir shows his ballot in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A man and his son vote during Israeli elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jew votes during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Electoral official arrange ballots in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir arrives to vote in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to the media at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv after casting his vote in the country's fifth election in less than four years Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ultra Orthodox Jews vote during Israel elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
            
              Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid casts his vote at a polling station in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv in the country's fifth election in four years in Tel Aviv Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              An Israeli settler votes in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba during Israeli elections, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              An Israeli soldier casts an early vote at an army base near the Israeli Kibbutz Kerem Shalom near the border with Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Israel will be holding its fifth parliamentary election in under four years on Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              An Israeli soldier casts an early vote at an army base near the Israeli Kibbutz Kerem Shalom near the border with Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Israel will be holding its fifth parliamentary election in under four years on Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
            
              People take photo with an election campaign poster depicting former Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu at Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem a day ahead of Israeli national elections, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Israel is holding its fifth election in under four years on Nov. 1, 2022. Hebrew on banner reads "Only the Likud can". (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to edge toward election victory on Wednesday, with nearly two-thirds of ballots showing that he and his ultranationalist and religious allies are poised to achieve a stable majority in the country’s parliament.

Votes were still being counted and results were not final. But if preliminary indications were correct, Israel was likely headed to one of its most right-wing governments, bolstered by a strong showing from the ultranationalist Religious Zionism party, whose members use inflammatory anti-Arab and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.

The initial results pointed to a continued rightward shift in the Israeli electorate, further dimming hopes for peace with the Palestinians and setting the stage for possible conflict with the Biden administration and Israel’s supporters in the U.S.

Tuesday’s election was Israel’s fifth in less than four years, with all of them focused largely on Netanyahu’s fitness to govern. On trial for a slew of corruption charges, Netanyahu is seen by supporters as the victim of a witch hunt and vilified by opponents as a crook and threat to democracy.

Elections officials worked through the night tallying votes and by early Wednesday, some 62% of the ballots had been counted. The vote, like past elections, was tight but indications showed Netanyahu was headed back to premiership with a firm majority in Israel’s 120-seat parliament.

If Netanyahu’s allies emerge victorious, it could still take weeks of negotiations for a coalition government to be formed. Continued deadlock and a new round of elections are also a possibility.

Speaking in Jerusalem in the middle of the night, Netanyahu asked his supporters to have patience and said his Likud Party was “on the verge of a very big victory.”

Perhaps fearing that Arab voters would deny him victory, Netanyahu tweeted allegations of violence and vote tampering at Arab polling stations. He provided no evidence, and the country’s nonpartisan Central Elections Committee dismissed the “baseless rumors.”

Netanyahu later said he was “asking for total electoral purity because that’s the basis of democracy.”

Arabs make up some 20% of Israel’s population and have been a key factor in blocking Netanyahu in recent elections. But this time around their vote was split among three different factions, each of which was at risk of falling below the threshold, which would mean those votes were wasted.

Netanyahu was Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, governing for 12 consecutive years – and 15 years altogether – before he was ousted last year by a diverse coalition led by the centrist Yair Lapid.

But the coalition that Lapid cobbled together, which included the first Arab party ever to join a government, was ravaged by infighting and collapsed after just one year in power. Those parties were poised to capture just 54 seats, according to the polls.

Lapid, addressing supporters early Wednesday, insisted that the race was not decided.

“Until the last envelope is counted, nothing is over and nothing is final,” he said.

The night’s strongest showing was by far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir’s Religious Zionism, which emerged as the third-largest party. At an all-male campaign gathering in Jerusalem, religious men wearing Jewish skullcaps and waving Israeli flags danced in celebration.

Ben-Gvir is a disciple of a racist rabbi, Meir Kahane, who was banned from parliament and whose Kach party was branded a terrorist group by the United States before he was assassinated in New York in 1990.

Kahane’s agenda called for banning intermarriage between Arabs and Jews, stripping Arabs of Israeli citizenship and expelling large numbers of Palestinians.

But while Kahane was seen as a pariah, Ben-Gvir is one of Israel’s most popular politicians, thanks to his frequent media appearances, cheerful demeanor, knack for deflecting criticism and calls for a harder line against Palestinians at a time of heavy fighting in the occupied West Bank. Young ultra-Orthodox men are among his strongest supporters.

Ben-Gvir lives in the hard-line West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba and is a strong proponent of settlement construction. He has described Arab colleagues in parliament as “terrorists,” called for deporting those who are “disloyal” and recently brandished a handgun in a tense Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem as he called on police to shoot Palestinian stone-throwers.

At the celebration, Ben-Gvir’s supporters chanted “Death to terrorists.”

“We want to make a total separation between those who are loyal to the state of Israel — and we don’t have any problem with them — and those who undermine our dear country,” he said.

Muhammad Shtayyeh, the Palestinian prime minister, said the rise of Israel’s far right was “a natural result of the growing manifestations of extremism and racism in Israeli society.”

If the Netanyahu alliance ends up controlling a majority, Ben-Gvir and his party leader, Bezalel Smotrich, are sure to drive a hard bargain. Ben-Gvir has said he will demand the Cabinet post overseeing Israel’s police force.

The pair have also said they will seek legal reforms aimed at weakening the independence of the judiciary and giving parliament power to override court decisions they don’t like. That could clear the way for the dismissal of criminal charges against Netanyahu. Smotrich and other members of the party have also made repeated anti-LGBTQ comments.

Such positions could put a future Netanyahu government on a collision course with the Biden administration, which supports a two-state solution with the Palestinians. It could also alienate Israeli allies in the U.S., particularly the predominantly liberal Jewish American community.

“Ben-Gvir is one of the most radical politicians in Israeli history. If he comes with so much political power, this will pose a major headache for Mr. Netanyahu,” said Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute, an independent think tank.

He said Netanyahu, if asked to form the next government, might try to seek other potential coalition partners instead. With Netanyahu’s opponents vowing never to sit in a government with him, that could be a difficult task.

In Israel, voters vote for parties, not individual politicians. No party has ever won a majority on its own, and coalition-building is necessary to govern.

The Likud Party was projected to be the largest, with some 31 seats in parliament, followed by Lapid’s Yesh Atid, with 22 to 24 seats.

Lapid was the mastermind of the coalition that turned Netanyahu into the opposition leader.

The coalition was made up of nationalists who oppose Palestinian statehood, dovish parties that seek a peace agreement and — for the first time in the country’s history — a small Arab Islamist party. The groups were united over their distaste for Netanyahu.

But that coalition collapsed this spring because of infighting.

The centrist Lapid, a former author and broadcaster who became premier as part of a power-sharing agreement, has portrayed himself as an honest and scandal-free change from the polarizing Netanyahu.

In his short term as caretaker leader, Lapid welcomed President Joe Biden on a visit to Israel, led the country in a brief military operation against Gaza militants and signed a diplomatic agreement with Lebanon setting a maritime boundary between the enemy nations.

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Associated Press reporters Ilan Ben Zion and Tia Goldenberg in Jerusalem, and Joseph Krauss in Ottawa, Ontario contributed to this report.

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