Israel’s Lapid enlists Gantz, moves closer to unseating Netanyahu

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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel’s opposition leader moved closer to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday and forming a new government after agreeing terms with several parties including one led by Defence Minister Benny Gantz, a spokesman said. During a 12-year run in top office, Netanyahu has been an often polarising figure at home and abroad. An end to his tenure may bring reprieve from domestic political turmoil, but major shifts in Israel’s foreign policy appear less likely from the staunch U.S. ally. Yair Lapid, a centrist tasked with forming the next gover…

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