Transcript for Benjamin Netanyahu Fights to Hold on as Israeli PM
Okay, we'll go to the white house now. Thanks, gio, where they are closely watching the election today in Israel. The voting could have a major impact on our relationship with one of America's strongest allies. ABC's Jon Karl is at the white house and prime minister Benjamin netanyahu's clash with president Obama over Iran and other issues, now he's in the fight of his political life. Reporter: He is, George. Netanyahu is down in the polls and he is warning his supporters going into today's elections that he may lose and although the elections really have been focused on domestic economic issues and Israel, in these final days his relationship with the United States and with Barack Obama has loomed large. Especially that extraordinary speech he gave just two weeks ago before congress. The white house openly condemned that speech as destructive of u.s./israeli relations and now, George, in netanyahu's latest move, he now is suggesting he is opposed to a peace deal that would include a Palestinian state. That is a top priority in the region for the Obama administration. I know they won't say so out loud but the white house hoping if he loses they'll be able to have a better relationship, easier relationship with Mr. Herzog, his opponent. Reporter: No question about that. The official line from the white house is that president Obama will work with whoever wins, but make no mistake about it, tensions between the united States and Israel have never been lower during this Obama administration than right now and they would love to have a new start with a new Israeli prime minister. Okay, Jon Karl, thanks very
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