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Israel’s Bennett faces dilemma of his life

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that without Yamina leader Naftali Bennett he has absolutely no chances of forming the next government.
Naftali Bennett, leader of the Israeli right-wing Yamina ('New Right') party, addresses supporters at his party's campaign headquarters in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv early on March 24, 2021, after the end of voting in the fourth national election in two years.

Will the chair of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, cross the lines to the anti-Netanyahu bloc in return for the role of prime minister?

This is the cruel and painful dilemma facing Bennett as he weighs it against a great temptation. If he joins opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he could find himself within weeks replacing Israel’s invincible prime minister for the past 12 years.

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