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Netanyahu's Rivals Announced a Government – but Are in No Rush to Dethrone Him

Are Naftali Bennett and some of his colleagues getting cold feet ahead of Sunday’s vote of confidence in their potential new government – or is it all the culmination of a cunning plan to finally oust Benjamin Netanyahu?

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
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The date for the confidence vote that will allow the Bennett-Lapid coalition to swear in their new government has finally been set for Sunday. That’s 11 days after Yair Lapid notified both President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin that the new government was ready and waiting with a confirmed majority. It’s a week too much. 

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