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Netanyahu Rival Becomes Parliament Speaker, Signaling Deal

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival was chosen on Thursday as the new speaker of parliament, an unexpected step that could pave the way to a power-sharing deal between the two men as the country grapples with a worsening coronav...
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Weary and Divided, Israel Goes Back to the Polls

JERUSALEM — For the third time in under a year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking re-election, and once again the Israeli leader is on the ropes. “We have turned Israel into a world power, a leader in cyber technology, natural gas, water, agricul...
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Israel’s Netanyahu Gives up on Forming New Coalition

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. "Sin...
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Israel’s Main Parties Begin Talks on Coalition Government

JERUSALEM — Israel's two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, in a long-shot effort to break the political deadlock following last week's national elections. The meeting between party representatives come...