Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party came out on top, securing 30 mandates, in Israel’s election for the 20th Knesset. The Zionist Union, the predicted victor in this election, secured 24 mandates. The political parties are now tasked with forming a coalition to rule for Israel’s 34thGovernment. In the wake of elections, many American officials, and Diaspora Jews expressed concerns over comments made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, congressional partisanship towards Israel, and the future of the two-state solution. To read IPF's statement on the Israeli election,click here.