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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.”

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MN: Netanyahu chosen

this morning (thursday 26th), 12.18-12.19am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“The president of Israel, Reuben Rivlin, has asked the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to try to form a new government after last week’s election ended in deadlock. Accepting the mandate, Mr Netanyahu urged his rival, Benny Gantz, who’s the leader of the Blue and White alliance, to join him in a unity government, but Mr Gantz has rejected the offer.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

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Nh: Netanyahu chosen

this evening (wednesday 25th), 9.15-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Israel’s president has chosen Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government.”

including interview with …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

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Nh: Coalition talks

this evening (monday 23rd), 9.41-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“It’s been nearly a week since the Israeli general election, an election which saw, as earlier this year, the Likud party of the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Blue and White party of Benny Gantz, end up with a similar number of seats and no clear path to forming a governing coalition without the other. This evening, Israel time, the president of Israel, Reuben Rivlin, called the two men in for a meeting to try and force them to sort things out and save Israel from a third general election this year.”

including contribution from …

• journalist isabel kershner

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Nh: Coalition?

this evening (saturday 21st), 9.43-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Politicians of all stripes are trying to work out if they can form the next government or whether they’ll be part of it.”

including interview with …

aida touma-suleiman mk

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6ocn: Election deadlock

this evening (thursday 19th), 6.17-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are jostling over the terms of a unity government, after the country’s second election in a year ended in deadlock. Whereas both men won the same number of seats in April’s parliamentary electon, local media have Mr Gantz’s Blue and White party as slightly ahead this time, with two more seats.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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Nh: Election deadlock

this afternoon (thursday 19th), 2.15-2.18pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez and tim franks) includes …

Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership in Israeli election.”

including interviews with …

• journalist bel trew 

ofer shelah mk

journalist noga tarnopolsky

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