>>rivals benny gantz and benjamin netanyahu have both claimed victory in the israeli election after exit polls showed the race too close to call race that many of the local jewish community are keeping a close eye on of course wfmz bo called now joining us in the studio with >>a lot exit polls show netanyahu on track to once again lead israel's next government, however, a 3rd poll showed results are too close to call.
>>israelis turn out the vote during the last election 72% of citizens cast a ballot makes it.
>>a lot simpler for people to go out and vote.
>>an israeli citizen rotem bar who is temporarily working with the jewish federation of the lehigh valley has voted and said this election was the main topic of conversation when she went back home a month ago, i feel like the word on the street just maybe our anyone but bibi is benjamin netanyahu.
After a decade in power.
He's hoping to continue as israel's prime minister but the one-time cheltenham township resident has been dogged by corruption allegations and its chief rival and former military chief, the pentagon's is hoping to take his seat watching closely what's going on over there.
Allan town sons of israel rabbi yehoshua raci says because israel uses a parliament style government, a 61 seat majority is needed to pass legislation and the election which includes more than 40 different parties comes down to who can better cajoled a coalition that could be.
>>that no matter who emerges triumphant in the election that the policies of the state of israel will not change to too much and no matter who wins.
>>interim executive director of the jewish federation jerry zimmerman says the election itself.
It's a sign the country is in good hands.
I still think it's.
>>really amazing that matt neighborhood as probably the only country that is having an open free choice democratic process.
>>next a those exit polls show that johns has more votes than netanyahu but because this is a parliament system and you vote for the party.
The person that has less votes could still become prime minister it's all about who can better cajole and kind a horse trade with the lower parties to consolidate