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3/16/15

Israel: On eve of election, Herzog vows: I will be Israel's next prime minster - by Moran Azulay

"I promise: I will be a prime minister to everyone. For right and left, for settlers, Haredim, Druze, Arabs, Circassians. I will be prime minister for the center and for the periphery, for students and senior citizens," Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said Monday, on the eve of the elections to Israel's 20th Knesset. 

His promise came as election candidates made their final appeals to voters on Monday, the eve of an election that will determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can secure another term in office. The latest polls have shown Netanyahu's Likud party trailing the centrist Zionist Union by about four seats.  

Herzog focused on centrist voters, taking direct aim at Yesh Atid voters. Netanyahu for his part focused on shoring up rightwing voters, whose shifting support for parties like the Bayit Yehudi have bled the Likud in the polls.

"After a long period of division, I will unite Israel. For that goal I need your voice. The power to lead a change is in your hands. A change we have long hoped for. Tomorrow we can do it – together."

On the final day of campaigning Monday, Netanyahu visited Har Homa, a Jewish development in east Jerusalem that is viewed as an illegal settlement by the Palestinians and the international community.

Read more: On eve of election, Herzog vows: I will be Israel's next prime minster - Israel News, Ynetnews

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