Netanyahu Announces Coalition, Will Begin Unprecedented 6th Term as Prime Minister CBN News

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Just minutes before a deadline set by Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu notified him by telephone Wednesday night that he had reached an agreement with five religious parties to form a coalition government. In so doing, Netanyahu will take the helm of Israel’s ship of state for an unprecedented sixth time. Several years ago, he passed one of the country’s founders, David Ben-Gurion, as the longest-serving prime minister. In his call to Herzog, Netanyahu said, “I wanted to inform you that, thanks to immense public support we won in the elections, I have managed to set up a government which will take care of all the citizens of Israel. And of course I intend to establish it as quickly as possible.”

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