Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election victory in the country's parliamentary polls increased the chances of securing a peace plan for the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (local time).
"Everybody said you can't have peace in the Middle East with Israel and the Palestinians. I think we have a chance and I think we have now a better chance with 'Bibi' (Netanyahu) having won," The Hill quoted Trump as saying.
Trump's comments came after Netanyahu was on course to secure a fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister as per unofficial results after his main challenger and former army chief Benny Gantz conceded defeat in the 21st parliamentary elections.
Earlier, Trump congratulated Netanyahu for his "great and hard-fought" win.
He also posted a photograph which showed Netanyahu's supporters waving his campaign flags at a victory rally.
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