Diplomatic staff at the Israeli Embassy in London voted for the 30th Knesset this week, marking the 23rd time envoys have participated in an election from Kensington.
The country goes to the polls on 2 March but more than 5,000 Israeli representatives in almost 100 missions around the world need to cast their postal votes this week, in order for them to be returned and counted on time.
Incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu learned this week that his trial would begin just two weeks after Israelis return to the voting booths for the third time in a year. With polling still close, he could yet form the next government.
After the latest vote in September, negotiations over a possible government of national unity took place between Netanyahu’s Likud and the Blue and White party led by former army chief Benny Gantz, and the Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.
— Mark Regev (@MarkRegev) February 19, 2020