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Netanyahu's win boosts chances of Middle East peace plan: Trump

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Israeli 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 on Wednesday (local time).

"Everybody said you can't have peace in the with 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 as per unofficial results after his main challenger and former conceded defeat in the 21st

Earlier, Trump congratulated Netanyahu for his "great and hard-fought" win.

"Spoke to Bibi @Netanyahu to congratulate him on a great and hard-fought win. The is with him and the People of all the way!" he tweeted.

He also posted a photograph which showed Netanyahu's supporters waving his campaign flags at a victory rally.


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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 05:03 IST