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Netanyahu’s far right coalition putting Israel on collision course with Washington

To close the deal on a new government, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu will need to accept demands from the far-right, which the Biden administration is likely to oppose.
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Tel Aviv - When Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu won the Nov. 1 elections, his next challenge was to establish his new government. One of the main hurdles is the long list of demands by Religious Zionism party Chair Bezalel Smotrich.

Recent reports say the current standoff could be resolved this evening. At stake is Israel's relationship with the US administration and the international community at large.

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