Netanyahu falls short of Parliamentary majority

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again fallen short of a Parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies, final election results confirmed on Thursday, extending the country’s year-old political deadlock and weakening the long-time leader as he prepares to go on trial for corruption charges. The embattled Netanyahu had been looking for a decisive victory in Monday’s vote, and initial exit polls had indicated his Likud party and smaller religious and nationalist allies had captured 60 seats, just one short of a majority required to form a new government. Netanyahu triumphantly declared a “huge victory”. No injuries were reported. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin