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Arab bloc backing of Gantz reflects contempt for Netanyahu

WorldNews Monday, 23 September 2019
Arab bloc backing of Gantz reflects contempt for NetanyahuOccupied Jerusalem: The Arab/Palestinian bloc in Israel’s parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades that the Palestinian parties backed a candidate for prime minster, reflecting their contempt for Netanyahu, who was accused of fomenting hatred of the Palestinians during his re-election campaign. “Benny Gantz is not our cup of tea,” said Palestinian lawmaker Ahmad Tibi. “But we promised our constituents that we would do everything to topple Netanyahu, and the default here is...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his challenger Benny Gantz are negotiating. According to Reuters, they are reviewing Netanyahu’s idea of an Israeli unity government. Their main focus on the proposed deal is deciding who would lead it first if they rotate. Netanyahu was unable to beat Gantz,...

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