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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: 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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