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Give Someone Else a Chance

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The day before the extension that President Reuven Rivlin granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government expires, the Knesset passed a first reading of a bill to dissolve itself, submitted by MK Miki Zohar at Netanyahu’s behest. This was apparently an attempt to pressure Yisrael Beiteinu and United Torah Judaism to compromise so that a government can be formed. Absurdly enough, the parties expected to be part of the government supported the Knesset dissolution, while most of the members of the opposition opposed it.

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A special Knesset committee set September 17 as a possible date for the election and if Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman don’t succeed in bridging the gaps or, alternately, if the UTJ MKs don’t show any flexibility, the........

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