Netanyahu Faces Tough Election As Israelis Vote For 2nd Time This Year

Israelis cast ballots Tuesday for the second time in five months as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks a fifth term. Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party failed to form a government in May.

This election could be seen as a referendum on Netanyahu, who has made a hard appeal to right-wing voters. Last week, he said he would "apply Israeli sovereignty" in the Jordan Valley if he wins — that's on top of a past pledge to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Barbara Plett Usher (@BBCBarbaraPlett) in Jerusalem.


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