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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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Israeli Exit Polls: Netanyahu Ahead, but Short of Majority

JERUSALEM — Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced an uncertain path to staying in office on Tuesday, even as preliminary results showed his Likud party pulling ahead of its opponents in the country's third election in less than a year. ...
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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 leade...
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Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan calls for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, ending speculation as to whether his administration, in preparing a prop...