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Netanyahu Wins Resounding Victory After Tight Race

Copies of ballots papers and campaign posters for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party lie on the ground in the aftermath of the country's parliamentary elections, early on March 18, 2015 in Tel Aviv. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)
Copies of ballots papers and campaign posters for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party lie on the ground in the aftermath of the country's parliamentary elections, early on March 18, 2015 in Tel Aviv. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a clear — and surprise — victory in yesterday’s elections, after a very tight race.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Neri Zilber, a journalist and visiting scholar at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, about what Netanyahu’s win is likely to mean in the region, and for relations between the U.S. and Israel.

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