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Israeli election exit polls put Netanyahu, allies just short of majority

Netanyahu and his wife Sara cast their ballots during the Israeli legislative elections at a polling station in Jerusalem on Monday. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP)

Exit polls on Monday in Israel‘s unprecedented third general election in less than a year, indicate incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds an edge over his challenger, retired military chief Benny Gantz, despite Netanyahu’s upcoming trial on corruption charges, but not enough to clinch a parliamentary majority. Voting ended at 10 P.M. …

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