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FOOC: Netanyahu chosen

this morning (thursday 26th), 11.03-11.09am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

Last week’s general election in Israel produced an indecisive result, but President Rivlin has asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country’s next government, after Mr Netanyahu and his main political opponent Benny Gantz failed to agree a deal on a unity government.

Many observers suggested this election would be the end of an era for Israel’s longest-serving PM, but as the BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen points out, the pre-emptive writing of Mr Netanyahu’s political obituary has proved premature before.”

(if you missed it, available from from 0:01:36 to 0:07:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008p2t)

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