Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls to block newly agreed coalition

Eight parties reached an agreement to work together to form a new government late on Wednesday.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at a newly agreed coalition which looks set to remove him from power after 12 years as Prime Minister. Netanyahu called on right-wing members of parliament to block the coalition from taking office.

Eight parties reached an agreement to work together to form a new government late on Wednesday.

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But the group, from across Israel’s political spectrum, still needs parliamentary backing to take office.

Observers have noted that Netanyahu – who failed to form his own coalition despite his Likud party winning the most seats in the March vote – is likely to try to prevent the group getting the support it needs.

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