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Netanyahu claims election win despite losses

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and former foreign minister and head of the Yisrael Beitenu party Avigdor Lieberman (R) look at supporters at the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu headquarters in Tel Aviv January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and former foreign minister and head of the Yisrael Beitenu party Avigdor Lieberman (R) look at supporters at the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu headquarters in Tel Aviv January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and former foreign minister and head of the Yisrael Beitenu party Avigdor Lieberman (R) look at supporters at the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu headquarters in Tel Aviv January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters as he stands with his party members at the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu headquarters in Tel Aviv January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters as he stands with his party members at the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu headquarters in Tel Aviv January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters as he stands with his party members at the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu headquarters in Tel Aviv January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2ndL), his wife Sara (L) and their sons Yair (2nd R) and Avner (R) pose for a photograph after casting their ballots for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Jerusalem January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Uriel Sinai/Pool

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2ndL), his wife Sara (L) and their sons Yair (2nd R) and Avner (R) pose for a photograph after casting their ballots for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Jerusalem January 22, 2013....more

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2ndL), his wife Sara (L) and their sons Yair (2nd R) and Avner (R) pose for a photograph after casting their ballots for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Jerusalem January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Uriel Sinai/Pool
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Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, poses for a picture with his wife as he casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Raanana, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, poses for a picture with his wife as he casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Raanana, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, poses for a picture with his wife as he casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Raanana, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Israel's President Shimon Peres casts his ballot as he votes in the parliamentary election at a polling station in Jerusalem January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel's President Shimon Peres casts his ballot as he votes in the parliamentary election at a polling station in Jerusalem January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel's President Shimon Peres casts his ballot as he votes in the parliamentary election at a polling station in Jerusalem January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A combination photo shows Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on January 21, 2013 and Naftali Bennett (R), leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, in Tel Aviv January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (L) and Nir Elias/Files

A combination photo shows Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on January 21, 2013 and Naftali Bennett (R), leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, in Tel Aviv January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (L) and Nir Elias/Files

A combination photo shows Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on January 21, 2013 and Naftali Bennett (R), leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, in Tel Aviv January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (L) and Nir Elias/Files
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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An Israeli soldier walks next to a banner depicting Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, in Tel Aviv January 21, 2013. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

An Israeli soldier walks next to a banner depicting Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, in Tel Aviv January 21, 2013. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

An Israeli soldier walks next to a banner depicting Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, in Tel Aviv January 21, 2013. REUTERS/ Nir Elias
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