The head of a Messianic Jewish ministry says it's too early to
know just what kind of government might emerge from Tuesday's
surprise election results in Israel.
Palestinian officials say they were pleasantly surprised by the
unexpected surge of moderate parties in Tuesday's election in
Israel. But they doubt the moderates gained enough ground to
challenge the hardline policies of Prime Minister Benjamin
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, tells OneNewsNow the supporters of Israel
"I think the polls were wrong, because everything was a lot
closer than anyone anticipated," she suggests. "It's going to be a
prolonged process as far as actually getting down to who is going
to be governing. And I think this is just a surprise to absolutely
But whatever government is ultimately formed will have to deal
with some serious national security threats, "one obviously being
Iran, but the other front being Syria," Markell asserts.
"They're going to have to do something," she continues. "That is
just somewhat up in the air as we speak, because these coalitions
have to be formed, and these coalitions can take weeks."
The Olive Tree Ministries founder also notes the Palestinian
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