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Israeli lawmakers convene to vote on new government without Netanyahu

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Israel’s parliament has convened a session to vote on the country’s next government, a fragile coalition of eight parties that would unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in more than a decade. It will be a tight confidence vote as the new coalition only has the slimmest majority: 61 of 120 Knesset seats. Additionally, the members come from across the political spectrum and would not normally align with one another. However, the parties are united in their dislike of Netanyahu. The planned government, which could be sworn in immediately, also includes an Arab party, a his…

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