In the capital, Likud won 24.16% of the vote, United Torah Judaism got 12.05% and the Zionist Union just 8.39%. In Tel Aviv, however, Zionist Union won 34.25%, followed by Likud with 18.26% and Meretz with 12.95%. In Haifa, the Zionist Union led the way with 25.28% of the vote, then Likud with 20.74% and Yesh Atid with 11.25%.
In the south, the ongoing threats of mass dismissals were no barrier to a great success by Netanyahu and the Likud. In Be’er Sheva, Likud won 37.69% of the vote while the Zionist Union pulled in just 12.24%. Sderot saw another great victory for the Likud, with 42.85% of the vote, compared to just 11.84% for the Zionist Union.
There was a similar story in Dimona, where the Likud won 41.06% of the vote, with Shas coming second with 12.36%. In Ashdod, the Likud got 31.34% and in Ashkelon 40%. In Eilat, Likud scored 35.21%, compared to 17% for the Zionist Union, and in Arad, 22.48% voted for Likud and just 15.22% for Zionist Union.
In the north too, the results pointed to a massive win for Likud. In Kiryat Shmona, Netanyahu’s party pulled in 38.87% of the vote, with Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu coming second with 16.08%.
In Nahariya, the results gave Likud 34.63% and 16.79% to the Zionist Union. Likud also came first in Safed, with 28.52%, and while Eli Yishai’s Yachad party did not pass the threshold, the city put it in second place with 16.13%. In Afula, Likud won 44.22% of the vote compared to 11.05% for Zionist Union.
In Kiryat Ata, Likud was victorious with 35.43% of the vote, compared to 14.70% for the Zionist camp. The results were closer in Kiryat Bialik, which saw 29.49% vote Likud, compared to 25.15% for Zionist Union. In Nazareth Illit, Likud came first with 27.38% of the vote compared to 21.32% for Yisrael Beytenu.
Meretz comes secondThe Joint List, as expected, saw great success in Arab towns. In Nazareth, for example, it received 92.23% of the vote compared to 2.68% for the Zionist Union. In Taybeh, the Joint List won 95.62% of the vote, with Meretz coming in second with 1.69%. Umm al-Fahm voters gave the Joint List 95% and second place went to the Economy Party, with a surprising 2% of the vote.
The cities of central and Sharon regions also saw a strong pro-Likud trend. In Hadera, Khalon’s hometown, gave him just 15.75% of the vote, while Likud came first with 32.16% and the Zionist Union came second with 15.86%. In Netanya, 33.54% picked the Likud, compared to 13.82% for the Zionist Union. In Bat Yam, the Likud won 33.34% and Zionist Union 14.61%. The Likud was also victorious in nearby Holon, pulling in 31.7% compared to 20.16% for the Zionist Union.
The Zionist Union saw more encouraging results in other areas of the center, such as Ramat Gan, where the party received 31.15% of the vote compared to 22.96% for the Likud. In Givatayim too, the Zionist Union came first with 40.39% of the vote, and the Likud in second place with 16.83%.
The trend continued in Herzliya, where the Zionist Union won 34.45% compared to 21.88% for the Likud. The party also came first in Ramat Hasharon, where it pulled in 44.18%, compared to 15.86% for the Likud. The Zionist Union also recorded a victory in Ra'anana, with 32.95% and 21.45% for the Likud.
The count in Ramla, however, showed the Likud winning 39.81% of the vote, and the Joint List winning 14.92%. Lod also recorded a Likud victory with 32.77% of the vote, while the Arab List won 16.15%.
But in the areas bordering Gaza, barely six months after Operation Protective Edge, Zionist Union won the most votes. In Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the western Negev, 56.75% voted for the Zionist Union, while Yesh Atid pulled in 16.22%.
On Kibbutz Nirim, Zionist Union was also victorious, with 52.14% of the vote, while Meretz won 35.36%. At Kibbutz Be’eri, home to Yesh Atid candidate Haim Yellin, 66.42% voted for Zionist Union and 16.34% voted Meretz.