Israel: Deal Sealed To Oust Netanyahu as Prime Minister

opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to form a governme
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It appears the magician has finally run out of tricks. The opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to form a government and oust him from office, in all likelihood spelling the end of the veteran leader’s 12-year grip on power.

Centrist lawmaker Yair Lapid said in a statement that he had informed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin he had succeeded in forming a coalition government with Naftali Bennett, a former defense minister and onetime Netanyahu ally, as well as other parties. "The government will do everything it can to unite every part of Israeli society," Lapid said to Rivlin.

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