An Israeli billboard shifts between images of the two major candidates. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
|1.Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if he wins on Tuesday|
|Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in the polls as parliamentary elections began Tuesday, made a last-minute appeal to hawkish right-wing voters by saying there would be no Palestinian state as long as he remained in office. His main rival, Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, wants to restart peace talks and favors a two-state solution. High turnout was expected. By 10 a.m., 13.7 percent of the nearly 6 million eligible voters had cast ballots, up 20 percent from the last two elections.
Source: The New York Times, Haaretz