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Seventy-two of the Knesset's 120 lawmakers signed on to Benjamin Netanyahu's candidacy after parliament passed legislation approving details of a power-sharing deal between the premier's Likud party and centrist rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White.
Unanimous decision, released just before midnight, ends a more than year-long political stalemate and prevents the country from plunging into a fourth consecutive election in just over a year.
A former intelligence chief believes that the country’s Jewish underground has been growing by worrying proportions, and predicts Israel’s future as “bad or very bad."
Israel's president says he has decided to give opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month.
Israel's Justice Ministry said the trial, due to have opened on March 17 with the reading of an indictment against Netanyahu in three graft cases, would begin on May 24 "due to developments related to the spread of the coronavirus".
Surveys conducted by three Israeli networks gave Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party between 36 and 37 seats in Israel's 120-member parliament.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz had failed to form a coalition government in the past two elections in April and September.
A recent poll conducted among 2,500 US Jews finds a greater share of respondents saying US-Israel relations had weakened in the past five years than those who said it had strengthened.
Opposition politicians accuse the Israeli prime minister of putting his personal interests above those of the state.
Partial results reported by Israeli TV stations showed Netanyahu capturing between 70 percent and 80 percent of the vote, trouncing his challenger, lawmaker Gideon Saar.
There are more than 300 prosecution witnesses for the indictment in Israel's Parliament in three graft cases against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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