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Israeli PM fights to keep job after electoral upset

OLIVE BRANCH:Pollsters were surprised by the strong showing of a new centrist party, forcing the ruling party to start courting its political opponents to form a wide coalition

AP, JERUSALEM

However, the goal of a broad coalition will not be an easy one and will force Netanyahu to make some difficult decisions.

Leading Yesh Atid member Yaakov Peri yesterday said that the party will not join unless the government pledges to begin drafting the Orthodox into the military, lowers the country’s high cost of living and returns to peace talks.

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