Israel’s Right-Wing Government Takes Shape
Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a step closer to the prime minister’s office by signing a deal with ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, who will become Israel’s foreign minister if Netanyahu is able to put the finishing touches on a governing coalition. The ascendancy of both men is a major blow to the peace process.
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Under the agreement, Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman would become foreign minister, said officials from Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party.
He is a strong supporter of the Israeli settler movement and opposes exchanging land for peace with the Palestinians.
Likud still needs support from other parties to form majority in parliament.
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