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Netanyahu hunts for defectors from change bloc

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is combing Yamina for defectors to kill the incoming coalition government.
RONEN ZVULUN/AFP via Getty Images

Even now, with the new government to be sworn in as early as June 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to give up.

In a June 3 headline, The New York Times announced, “Netanyahu Rivals Agree on Coalition to Oust Him.” The news echoed in other leading newspapers around the world. The same caveat was buried several paragraphs below the lede: “In the meantime, Mr. Netanyahu,… is doing all he can to upend the agreement.”

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