US President Donald Trump congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his apparent victory from the White House lawn on Wednesday.
In remarks to reporters, Trump said Netanyahu's re-election improved chances of peace in the region.
«Everybody said you can't have peace in the Middle East with Israel and the Palestinians,» Trump said.
«I think we have a chance, and I think we have... Еще now a better chance with Bibi having won,» he added.
Netanyahu's Likud and smaller right-wing and religious parties have won 65 seats in the 120-seat Knesset and look set to form a governing coalition.