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Benjamin Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM
Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the removal of the long-time Israeli prime minister.
The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid and his main coalition partner, Naftali Bennett, came moments before a midnight deadline.
It prevented the country from plunging into what would have been its fifth consecutive election in just over two years.
Mr Netanyahu’s Likud won the most seats in the March 23 election, but he was unable to form a majority with his traditional religious and nationalist allies.
Crucially, a far-right party allied with Mr Netanyahu refused to join forces with a small Arab party that emerged as one of the kingmakers in the race.
In a statement on Twitter, Mr Lapid said he had informed the country’s president of the deal.
“This government will work for all the citizens of Israel, those that voted for it and those that didn’t. It will do everything to unite Israeli society,” he said.
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'I Thought He Was Joking': Finnish Huawei Boss Slammed for 'Crazy' 7-Day Work Week Proposal
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Joe Biden Names Ambassadors To Sensitive Posts In Israel, Mexico
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Iran, Iraq and UAE, Saudi march into final phase of World Cup qualifying
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Small Bitcoin Transfers Spike in El Salvador After BTC Adoption
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Republicans Introduce Bill To Fire Anthony Fauci, Face Of US Covid Response
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Bitcoin an ‘alternative store of value’ for the future: Digital asset expert
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Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn more
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Ahmadinejad urges Biden to 'use his chance' to repair Iran relations
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Which European countries have the least travel restrictions right now?
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Petition to deny Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight reentry to Earth making the rounds
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Uber CEO insists drivers are getting 'higher cut of the fare hike' amid criticism over price increases
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European Parliament overwhelmingly backs ban on caged animal farming
MEPs voted in favour of banning the practice of caged animal farming, with 558 in favour, 37 against and 85 abstentions.
US hits 600,000 Covid deaths, the most for any country
The US has reached a grim milestone of more than 600,000 coronavirus deaths, even as the number of lives lost and cases decreases amid an aggressive vaccination campaign.
Hong Kong cryptocurrency trader targeted in HK$2 million robbery
Suspects sprayed unknown substance in 22-year-old victim’s eyes during attack in Kwun Tong, before grabbing bag full of cash.
Lawmakers unveil measure that could break up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple
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