Two days ago, the people of Israel were quite concerned and confused over their upcoming elections on March 17th. Now, they rejoice in a crushing victory as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party came out on top!
With the final count still out, Netanyahu's party attained 30 seats out of a possible 120. The closest opposition, Zionist Union, led by Labor's Isaac Herzog, won 24 seats. Final numbers will be announced Thursday and be presented to President Reuven Rivlin.
The Likud party will then need to form a coalition in the next two to three weeks. To learn more about Israeli government, please watch the YouTube posted March 14th.
Some of Netanyahu's victory comments were: “Against all odds, we have achieved a great victory for the Likud. We have achieved a great victory for the Likud-led nationalist camp and our people,” he said. “I am proud of the people of Israel who, at the moment of truth, knew how to separate between the important and the secondary issues and focus on the important ones,” said Netanyahu.
Please continue to pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu. During the last two years of his term, there was a divisive coalition which caused his previous government to implode, thus triggering early elections. Pray for divine favor, wisdom and grace for him to build the coalition he needs to govern. "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it" (Ps 127:1). Those Netanyahu will need to work with to form a coalition were those who ran against his party in the elections. Therefore, please pray for reconciliation and supernatural unity among the parties.