Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
At least 55 Palestinian protesters die in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza. The “alliance between the US and Israel is stronger than ever”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says at the opening ceremony.
“It is the right thing to do”, the US President said. He also announced the move of the the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The motion condemns Israel on several issues regarding Jerusalem and its holy sites. Due to Israeli efforts, no European country backed the motion.
Voter turnout (71,8%) was the highest since 1999. Women and Arab representatives are also seen as ‘winners’ of the election. Both Likud and Zionist Union will try to form government coalitions.