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Rivals’ Coalition Talks Mean Netanyahu's in No Rush to De-escalate Gaza Tensions

United Arab List Chairman Mansour Abbas suspends talks with Lapid amid violence in Jerusalem and Gaza, giving Netanyahu an incentive to keep tensions high

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
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Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter

From the standpoint of the heads of the anti-Netanyahu parties, the positive side of the timing of the current escalation of hostilities is that it is occurring at the beginning of Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid’s mandate to form a government. Only seven days have elapsed since he was tapped by President Reuven Rivlin, even if it seems longer. That means 21 days are left.

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