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Bennett-Lapid Gov't Is Entirely Netanyahu's Own Doing

The new government set to be sworn in today could be the start of restoring stability and normalcy to Israeli politics, but it will only last for as long as its members want it to

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter

A few days after the May 17, 1999 election won by Ehud Barak, the outgoing cabinet secretary, Gideon Sa’ar, went to the prime minister’s residence. He found the soon-to-be-former occupant in the basement, pedaling furiously on an exercise bike. “Have to start working on my comeback,” Benjamin Netanyahu said between breaths.

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