Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Days before election, Netanyahu under pressure

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:24

The final polls before Tuesday's Israeli election shows the center-left opposition poised to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party. Justin Mitchell reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

As Israeli soldiers cast early votes in Israel's upcoming election, the outlook for sitting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not good. Challengers Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni -- whom Netanyahu booted from the government late last year -- and their Zionist Union look likely to win the most seats in Israel's parliament, with Netanyahu's Likud Party about four seats behind. Usually, Likud is the party most able to build a coalition...but this time more parties are siding with Herzog and Livni, giving them a solid chance of forcing Netanyahu into the opposition. Netanyahu is showing signs of the pressure. He has accused foreign governments and tycoons of funneling tens of millions of dollars to his opposition -- and on Sunday publicly offered one of his centrist opponents a position in his government Netanyahu's constant focus on security issues appears out of step with a public concerned about economic issues...and nervous about Netanyahu's poor relations with U-S President Barack Obama -- with his much-hyped speech to the U-S Congress appearing to backfire badly.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Days before election, Netanyahu under pressure

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:24