Netanyahu urges Israelis to ignore voter fatigue, seeks firm mandate

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Israelis to cast their ballot despite signs of voter fatigue in the country’s fourth parliamentary election in two years. “This is a festive day for Israel,” he said as he cast his ballot. “We are going out to fulfil the democratic right.” The 71-year-old has been in power uninterruptedly since 2009, despite a corruption trial against him, the evidence stage of which is due to start in only two weeks. In a bid to woo Arab voters, Netanyahu posted a video on Twitter in which he promised direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mecca, so that Isr…

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