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"There were a lot of things at play. But it seems like you are reporting that it ended up being really focused on one thing it really ended up being a referendum on prime minister Netanyahu who's been in power for thirteen years. He is really popular in spite of a lot of challenges. He's had their attorney general here recommended that he be indicted for bribery and fraud charges earlier in February now next step. He has a pretrial hearing to see if those charges will stick that will happen in the coming months. His opponents painted him as out of touch with you know, some of the everyday concerns about living here healthcare education infrastructure. But you know, Netanyahu has a reputation he's honed over many years of being super strong unsecurity, insecurity is really important to Israel as when the cast their votes. And now talk to me about some of the promises that mister Netanyahu made during this campaign. You report that one of them will have a pretty profound impact on what happens in the region. At the eleventh hour a few days ago, he made a controversial pledge to begin applying Isreaeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank, which would be a first step to annexation of that territory that would make the creation of contiguous Palestinian state in future. Two state solution nearly impossible and could really change the terms of what possible Middle East peace would look like keep an eye on wsJcom for any updates in the race as well as a response from the Trump administration, which has yet to comment on the outcome. Join the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way, you'll enjoy exclusive access to pioneering journalist scientists."