Bibi be back! Scores ‘great victory’ in Israeli election

Uncorking champagne, celebrating Obama’s defeat….

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose recent speech to the U.S. Congress condemning an impending nuclear agreement with Iran infuriated the Obama administration, swept to a decisive victory in Israel’s parliamentary elections, paving the way for him to serve a record-breaking fourth term.

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“Against all odds,” he said in a Twitter message, his party won a “great victory.”

With the majority of votes counted, Likud won 30 of the 120 seats in the country’s Knesset, or parliament. The center-left opposition Zionist Union party led by Isaac Herzog won 24 seats. Israel’s Election Committee is expected to confirm the results Thursday.

“Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel,” Netanyahu said.

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