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The Takeaway: Iran looms over Israel’s March 23 elections

For Bibi, it’s the gift that keeps on giving as the Arab coalition splinters; Turkish protesters want an invite to Clubhouse; Erdogan quiet on Khashoggi report; the battle over Mosul; our take on Iran’s ground game; and more!
Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaign at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem on February 26, 2021 ahead of the March 23 Israel general election. - Israel will hold its fourth general election in less than two years, on March 23. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Five quick takes on Israel, Iran, Turkey and Iraq

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