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How Netanyahu Created the New Israeli Government That’s Poised to Replace Him

The prime minister will now intensify the pressure on wavering legislators in Naftali Bennett’s party, using protesters on the street and slime merchants on social media

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

It was a historic picture captured in a hotel room by an aide of Mansour Abbas: the key moment when the majority for a government that may replace Benjamin Netanyahu – though still not for sure – was achieved. But it was actually much more than that. It was the first time since Israel’s birth that an Arab Israeli party had signed an agreement to be part of an Israeli government.

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