Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory following exit polls showing him tied with opposition center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog in Tuesday's parliamentary elections.
Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday, after a heated campaign focused on economic issues such as the high cost of living rather than fears of a nuclear Iran or the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Thousands of rightwing Israelis gathered at a square in central Tel Aviv Sunday to show support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whose bid for reelection in Tuesday's elections has met a strong challenge from the opposition camp.
A new UN-backed report says the war in Syria has plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, reduced life expectancy by 20 years, and led to massive economic losses estimated at over $200 billion since the conflict began in 2010.
The Iranian envoy to the IAEA says the agency's refusal of visiting an alleged Iranian site could not cover the agency's mistake in its report, casting doubt about the credibility of IAEA's information.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in US Congress Tuesday on a potential agreement on Iran's nuclear issue was a "show full of deception," Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said.