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  1. Netanyahu Clinches Slim Majority, Forms Government

    Just in time, but will it hold? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to form a new coalition government seven weeks after winning Israel’s elections, and just an hour before last night’s deadline. But brokering a deal with the right-wing Bayit Yehudi party, which opposes a Palestinian state and supports settlements, only puts Bibi in control of 61 of 120 parliamentary seats. Such little wiggle room for Israel’s leader, analysts fear, could mean the coalition will crumble at the first sign of trouble.

    AFP, BBC

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