With 99% of the votes tallied, the seats of 19th Knesset appear to be evenly split between rival political blocs. Surprise upstart Yair Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid is second largest party. For full analysis of results, click here.

Near Hebron, IDF soldiers are ambushed in firebomb attack and open fire, killing one Palestinian woman and injuring another.

In Syria, Russia tries to downplay importance of it’s civilian evacuation efforts, which has commenced with two planes taking off from Beirut to Moscow early afternoon.

British Prime Minister David Cameron promises to hold referendum on continuation of U.K.’s participation in the EU if elected in 2015.

A large amount of chairs about to be shifted in Knesset as election results show almost half of current members shown the door. In wake of results, the Tel Aviv stock markets open strongly Tuesday.

Iran’s foreign minister suggests that the next round of world power nuclear talks should take place in Cairo, say ISNA news agency.