What Netanyahu’s historic 5th term means for Israel, Palestinians, and the peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara react as they stand on stage following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's parliamentary election at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel April 10, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won re-election on Tuesday. He claimed a “colossal victory,” but it was a close race. His main opponent, Benny Gantz, initially claimed victory but later conceded. The election shows deep divisions in the country’s electorate. Plus, Netanyahu faces likely indictments on corruption in the coming months.