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Israel’s Labour party backs Netanyahu coalition

Some wonder if this spells the end of Israel’s powerful centre-left party

Israel’s Labour party has voted to join a coalition government led by right-wing Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party. The decision, reached at the party’s convention last night, was extremely divisive, with some commentators now questioning whether the deal might spell the end of Israel’s most powerful party of the centre-left. The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz have reports and commentary on the deal and what it might mean for Israeli politics and Israel’s relations with its neighbours.

The Jerusalem Post

Haaretz.com

Haaretz.com

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