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Israel: Tel Aviv voters react as Netanyahu fails to secure majority

66 18.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Newspapers at news stand, Tel Aviv
C/U The Jerusalem Post with headline reading: "Netanyahu, Gantz locked in election stalemate."
C/U Israeli newspaper front page
SOT, Yossef Mazor, Tel Aviv resident (Hebrew): "It's not good. The results are not for any side. There is no possibility to form a government."
C/U Israeli newspaper front page
SOT, Yossef Mazor, Tel Aviv resident (Hebrew): "I wanted Gantz [leader of Blue and White party] to get elected by himself, or that they decide on rotation, both of them Netanyahu and Gantz. Without the small parties, only the two big parties and they would get along well together."
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SOT, Haim, Tel Aviv resident (Hebrew): "I think they might (form a unity government) but it won't last long."
M/S Israeli flag
SOT, Haim, Tel Aviv resident (Hebrew): "It won't last as they are fighting with each other, and anyway their war against religion won't succeed."
W/S Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party campaign poster on building
SOT, Arel Alfasi, Tel Aviv resident (Hebrew): "I don't think a unity government can happen. It seems unrealistic that all different opinions can co-exist. There is always a stronger opinion. I feel that Lieberman [Avigdor Lieberman, Yisrael Beiteinu party leader] will decide what will happen, and I hope he will choose the right path."
C/U Israeli newspapers
SOT, Yevgeni Orlov, Tel Aviv resident: "I voted for Lieberman, the first time, I've never supported him but he was like the joker in this election and I figured I did it right."
M/S Customers at cafe
SOT, Yevgeni Orlov, Tel Aviv resident: "I think that [unity government] it's going to be a favourite for all the citizens that Bibi [Netanyahu], Gantz and Lieberman are going to be together without the Orthodox without the Arabs. I think they are more into the personal agenda and not for all the people agenda."
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SOT, Liron Liss, Tel Aviv resident (Hebrew): "I was hoping that there is going to be a change and it won't be Bibi (Benjamin Netanyahu). Not him and not all those who come with him. I think that it`s not only about him but the Likud party members (who were elected) are corrupted people. I have young children and I would like them to have a better future in this country."
M/S Young people on e-scooters
M/S People at cafe
W/S People at cafe
SCRIPT
Voters in Tel Aviv shared their views on Wednesday on the results of the second general election in Israel this year. With more than 90 percent of ballots counted, it`s been announced that incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party failed to win an outright majority in the Knesset.
"I don't think a unity government can happen, it seems unrealistic that all different opinions can co-exist, and there is always a stronger opinion. I feel that Lieberman will decide what will happen, and I hope he will choose the right path," said Tel Aviv resident Arel Alfasi.
Avigdor Lieberman whose Yisrael Beiteinu party finished at number four said he wouldn't either of the two frontrunners - Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz offering a government of unity instead.
``I was hoping that there is going to be a change and it won't be Bibi. Not him and not all those who come with him. I think that it`s not only about him but the Likud party members are corrupted people. I have young children and I would like them to have a better future in this country," said Liron Liss, another Tel Aviv resident.
The results currently show Netanyahu's main opponent Benny Gantz and his Blue and White bloc leading by one seat in the Knesset with 32 out of 120 seats.