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The Debate

Battle for Israel's soul: Snap election pits religious against secular

By: François PICARD Follow | Alessandro XENOS
1 min

Benjamin Netanyahu's long career as Israel's prime minister is once again on the line, this time with a second snap general election in less than six months. The aim of the conservative Likud leader is to find a path to 61 seats in the Knesset without having to again rely on Lieberman to govern. To his left is the centrist Blue and White coalition of retired army chief of staff Benny Gantz, which rejects any grand coalition that includes Netanyahu. We ask about what's at stake in this election.


Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Tatiana REITER, and Ingri BERGO

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