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Anti-Netanyahu bloc gets second chance

The vote over the Knesset’s Arrangement Committee has offered the so-called Bloc for Change a second shot at assembling the next government.

After several months of dithering, the Bloc for Change (to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office) dealt a major blow to the prime minister.

It was a technical but extremely significant victory: control of the parliament’s Arrangement Committee, which manages the Knesset until a new government is formed. In the not-far-off future, when we look back, we might see the vote as the moment Netanyahu lost his grip. We can already say that Yamina chair Naftali Bennett has never been as close to the prime minister’s chambers and could reach it in a matter of weeks.

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