Israeli coalition talks resume after Netanyahu misses deadline
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Al-Araby

Israel’s president on Wednesday signaled he would move quickly to task a new candidate with forming a government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so ahead of a midnight deadline. President Reuven Rivlin will meet with the two main candidates for forming a government — opposition leader Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally — on Wednesday morning. He asked parties to make their positions known before 2 pm (1100 GMT). Netanyahu’s political future was thrown into question when he failed to assemble a ruling coalition in the four weeks allotted to him, raising…

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