Shalom everyone, this is Amir Tsarfati. This is a post-election update. Following yesterday’s dramatic exit polls that were not good for Benjamin Netanyahu. Well, so far, things are almost the same. After 90% of the votes, it seems like both the party of Benjamin Netanyahu and of his rival, Benny Gantz, received the exact same number of seats, 32 seats. Last elections, a few months ago, both of them received 35, each. So, the big parties weakened their strength. They are no longer as big as they used to be. And smaller parties have gotten a bit bigger this time. But what we can clearly see from the results so far is that. The right wing in Israel is 56. The left wing and the Arab parties are 55. And Avigdor Lieberman has 9 seats. Of course, he is the person who will be required to form a government by both sides. One thing is for sure. Netanyahu has bigger chances to get Lieberman with him than Benny Gantz. Simply because Gantz requires the Arab parties who are by far… There’s a wide consensus in the Israeli society that they are non-Zionists. They are not exactly on our side as a Jewish state. They are actually more collaborating with the Palestinian cause. So it’s going to be very hard for the rival party to form a coalition. Unless, and now comes the point. Unless there is some sort of a last minute agreement for both of the big parties to join hands. And to have what we call “national unity” government. If that’s what we’re going to have, then we will have to decide. Are we leaving the ultra-Orthodox out? Are we leaving Lieberman out? Who is staying out? Because both of them, right now with 32 each, will be able to form together, 64 seats. A government that will be… able to last. Now, the biggest problem of these elections is that the rival party has absolutely no platform besides: “everything but Netanyahu”. The question now is: Who is going to lead that government? Who is going to be the prime minister of this national unity government? Benjamin Netanyahu is definitely not going to give up his… status as Prime Minister. He’s definitely leading the largest blockade of the right wing with 56. The left wing, without the Arab parties, are actually 43. If you add Lieberman to it, it’s still… Without the Arabs they will never be able to pass the right wing. There’s definitely, amongst the Zionist Jewish Israelis, a majority that supports Benjamin Netanyahu as the Prime Minister of Israel. The question is now: What will the President of Israel decide? Who will he give the mandate to form a government to? Just so you know. It’s not an imaginary scenario that a 3rd round of elections will be forced on the Israelis. We’ve never had it before by the way. We have never been so divided. Unfortunately, though, with Netanyahu comes a great platform of continuing, “making Israel great”. The other party is not exactly with a sustained and reliable platform. Besides, “we will just do things better”. As long as Netanyahu is out, everything will be great. Well, that’s what we have right now. Ladies and gentlemen, 56 seats for the right, 43 seats for the left, 12 for the Arab parties, and 9 for Avigdor Lieberman. We are in a deadlock, right now. Unless someone is going to decide, such as Lieberman, decide to gather with Netanyahu. Or Gantz will decide to join Benjamin Netanyahu and not insist on being the Prime Minister. Then we have a government. I find both scenarios hard to believe as possible. Because if Lieberman would join Netanyahu, he could have done that 4 months ago. And this whole 2nd round would have been, of course, saved from us. But, unfortunately, there is a lot of personal rival between… Netanyahu and Lieberman. It doesn’t look like Lieberman, this time, is going to join hands with Netanyahu. We are no longer surprised. We were surprised months ago when he didn’t jump on the wagon and start the government. But we are no longer surprised when we see the way Lieberman conducted himself in the last few months. It is evident that he literally flipped to the other side. And he is taking the votes of all of his people. That’s 9 seats. He is taking them to, actually, join hands with a leader that they don’t even know. And they don’t even vote for and support. It’s… a little bit tricky. But one thing is for sure. We are watching a drama that is not yet coming to an end. The next few days will definitely… The next few days will definitely… determine everything here. There is a… As far as the large parties, Gantz’s party is 30,000 votes higher than the Likud of Netanyahu. And even there… Although they have the same number of seats, because there’s a certain number of votes for a seat. Right now they are equal with 32. But if we will only… Folks, all it takes is the votes of the soldiers. Votes of some of the diplomats. And people that voted earlier that haven’t been counted yet. All it takes is for that to flip. Then Netanyahu’s party will be the largest. The right wing will be the largest. Of course, that will make the life of the President of Israel much easier. When he needs to decide who is he going to give the mandate to form the government to. So I, unfortunately, don’t have… Look, throughout the night things got worse for Netanyahu. Towards the morning, things got better. As more and more votes were counted it seems like there was a comeback. Netanyahu was actually behind by 2 seats. There was 33 and 31. Now it is 32 and 32 which is good. Because these 2 parties have the same number of seats. The right blockade is actually bigger. The right wing is bigger than the left. That might be easier for the President to put on Netanyahu the task of forming a government. However, even if the President of Israel is giving Netanyahu the task to form a government. Netanyahu does not have 61 people to recommend him as Prime Minister, at this moment. So at the moment, we need a miracle for some people to defect and move to Netanyahu’s camp. Or for Gantz to decide that he is… willing not to be Prime Minister. Or for Lieberman to get back to his senses, to get back to his home base and join hands with Netanyahu. I guess that’s the most likely scenario. If he will get everything he wants, it might work this time. And we won’t have to go to another set, another round of elections in Israel. So, again, we are watching. We are watching the drama continue. One more thing, folks. Let’s move to the Saudi-Iranian conflict right now. The Saudis are planning a press conference today. In that press conference, they are planning on unveiling proof that Iran is behind the attack on the Saudi refineries 4 days ago. Now, let me make it very clear. Some of the rockets did not explode, did not hit the target. It was easy to recover them and look at everything inside: all the commands, all the computer commands, and all of their electric circuits inside. To come to the conclusion that they were indeed fired by the Revolutionary Guard. From Iranian soil, trying to deceive the the whole world, that it’s actually fired from Iraq. Or as they said in the beginning, “It’s actually a Yemenite strike.” We are watching 2 different dramas unfolding at the same exact time. In Israel, everybody is waiting to see who the next Prime Minister is going to be. It is still unclear. And in the Saudi area with Iran, tonight we are expecting a press conference. That will unveil the proof that Iran, not only is behind the attack. But it is actually an attack from Iranian soil. By all international laws, Saudi Arabia has the right to start a war. To strike back and to not be held as someone who, unilaterally, started something. By responding to that strike, Saudi Arabia will have all the justification in the world. No country on planet earth, including the UN, will be able to condemn them for that. The problem is that all those that are deep in bed with Iran and the Iranian Government are already saying. “Hey, let’s find a diplomatic solution.” I mean, Saudi Arabia was attacked by cruise missiles. Half of their oil production was paralyzed. Germany says, “Let’s find a diplomatic solution”. Russia says, “Let’s find a diplomatic solution”. Turkey says, “Let’s find a diplomatic solution”. It’s interesting how those countries are protecting Iran’s interests rather than justice and the truth. That is why we can never trust them. Never, ever, ever, ever trust them when it comes to the Iranian nuclear schemes. Iran, under the nose of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under the nose of all the superpowers was operating secret sites for the production of uranium. Iran never ceased for a second to produce uranium weapon-grade uranium. We’ve proved that. Traces of uranium were found in places where we said. “Hey, they are doing those things where they say it’s a carpet cleaning factory.” Which is baloney as you don’t need uranium to clean carpets. My point is, folks, Iran is deceiving the world. Israel is blowing the whistle. Now, Saudi Arabia is going to blow the whistle. America cannot stay indifferent. Although I believe America will not strike, itself. It might allow Saudi Arabia to do something. Limited or some sort of, I don’t know, maybe, cause more financial stress on the Iranians, somehow. I’m not even sure if there are any more sanctions possible. But one thing that is for sure. It is the same Iranians, the same intention, the mullahs, the same ayatollahs and the same intentions. And why… are we surprised? We know that they are not going to change. They’re not going to turn into “angels”. We know that eventually, they will physically come against Israel as well. We’re watching interesting things happening in Saudi Arabia… between them and Iran. But at the same time, the political deadlock in Israel continues. We do not have decisive results that will determine who the Prime Minister is. And when will the government be formed. We are going to wait for many, many days. First of all, the first thing we need to wait for is: Who will the President of Israel get the mandate to form a government” Because that person has to sit and start negotiating with all the parties. If Netanyahu will be given the mandate, then it will probably be easier. Because he has more people that are going to recommend him as the Prime Minister. The president of Israel is now expected to receive leaders of all the different parties. And ask them who do they recommend as Prime Minister. After he hears all of them, then, officially, he will give the mandate to the right person to form a government. That person has a few weeks to negotiate and bring a government to the approval of the Israeli parliament. That’s where Netanyahu failed last time. He was recommended by enough people. He did… receive the mandate to sit and start negotiating. But then he realized Avigdor Lieberman is not going to be part of my… government. Thus I do not have the majority. Are we going to see the same thing again? I hope not. But I would rather see that over Benny Gantz becoming… the person to form a government. I really, really hope that Israel is not going to commit a “suicide”. By voting for or by having a prime minister that is completely leaning on the vote of those who absolutely are not in agreement with Israel, as a country, as a state and as the… home for the Jewish people. We’re gonna have to see what’s going to happen. This was a post-election update. I’m here in Amsterdam and am leaving tomorrow all the way to the US. I just wanted you to understand, folks. There is no decisive result in Israel. We will wait for, probably, days to know who the candidate to even try to form a government is going to be. Then weeks to see if that person will eventually even be able to form a government. Until then, Prime Minister Netanyahu will continue: as an interim prime minister, in an interim government. Until we see what is going on. Yes, these are not the results that I had hoped for. But actually, this morning is better than last night. Last night the other party had more seats. And the left was actually bigger than the right. We woke up this morning to a tie of 32 on both parties with the right wing, having a majority. So things look better this morning. But still not good enough to already know who the Prime Minister is going to be and have a government formed by him. Thank you for watching this post-election update. Keep… watching what I’m about to share. Because there are dramatic developments in Saudi Arabia and Iran. It might involve America and Russia. We might see a regional war over there. But at the same time, in Israel, the acting prime minister right now is still Benjamin Netanyahu. His fight against Iran and against Iranian entrenchment, against terrorists in Gaza, is still on. I sure hope Israel is not going for a 3rd round of the elections. Thank you. God bless you. Shalom from Amsterdam. I hope to give you better news and a clearer picture on my next update. Thank you. God bless you. Shalom from Amsterdam.