The Likud party, under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, won Israel’s Parliamentary Elections on Wednesday. There were questions as to whether Netanyahu would win as the first poll showed him tying with Isaac Herzog from the Zionist Union party.
Just before the election, in trying to woo right wing voters, Netanyahu said that he could not see a Palestinian state being established at the moment and two-state solution did not seem possible. This statement was greeted with anger around the world as it jeopardised any peace negotiations.
After he had clearly won the election Netanyahu backtracked on a series of T.V. interviews by saying that, “I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution, but for that, circumstances have to change, I was talking about what is achievable and what is not achievable. To make it achievable, then you have to have real negotiations with people who are committed to peace.”