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Opposition united, Netanyahu in crisis | Israel

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JERUSALEM: Opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government in Israel. Naftali Bennett, the leader of the far-right Yamina Party, has announced his support for the formation of a new government led by opposition leader Yair Lapid (57). Bennett spoke about this last night.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 71, has made a last ditch effort to stay in power, but his efforts have been unsuccessful.

The president first invited Netanyahu, the leader of the largest single-party Likud party, to form a government after he lost the election two months ago. But after failing to garner the support they needed, the second largest party, Yesh Adeed, invited party leader Lapid. Naphtali Bennett is seeking the post of Prime Minister with King Maker. According to Israeli media reports, Lapid will give Bennett a chance in the first half.

Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections until Wednesday, when Netanyahu will step down.

English Summary: Israel opposition parties form coalition deal to oust Benjamin Netanyahu

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