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Israel Holds Second Election in Five Months

Israel is heading back to the polls today for the second time in five months after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win over the support of enough parties to maintain his Likud Party-led coalition government. Polling shows his Likud coalition neck and neck with the rival Blue and White coalition led by former Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces Benny Gantz. Executive director of +972 Magazine Haggai Matar joins us to talk about the key issues at play, including Netanyahu's stated promise to annex swaths of the occupied Palestinian West Bank should he win another term.

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