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Diplomatic gridlock only sure bet for Israel’s next government

Whatever it ends up looking like, it's clear that the next Israeli government won’t pursue negotiations with the Palestinians.

It’s been three weeks since the March 23 election and Israelis are still waiting to find out who will lead the next government, what parties will make up the new coalition and even if a coalition can be formed.

And yet despite all the open questions, the fate of negotiations with the Palestinians is becoming increasingly clear. It can already be assumed that the diplomatic deadlock will continue. In each of three likely possibilities, the next prime minister will be a candidate from the right, with a right-wing worldview and a strong commitment to the settlers.

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