Israeli election officials report strong turnout in tight race

March 17, 2015 3:06 PM

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A divided Israeli electorate went to the polls Tuesday in a vote that largely hinged on sentiment toward embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Soldiers in rumpled uniforms, ultra-Orthodox Jews in long black coats and nose-ringed twentysomethings made their way to polling stations across the country, propelling what was reported by election authorities to be a strong turnout as the vote stretched into the early evening. Election Day was a n...

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