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“Israeli” Elections: Netanyahu and Gantz Move a Step towards Deal
By Staff, Agencies
Current Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent, Benny Gantz, have taken "a significant step" towards forming a unity government.
President of the ‘Israeli’ occupation entity Reuven Rivlin was speaking after hosting a meeting for the two rivals.
No details of the talks have been made public. But a joint statement said chief negotiators for the two main parties would meet on Tuesday.
Last week's general election - the second this year - ended in deadlock.
In a bid to broker a solution, Rivlin recommended the new government includes both Gantz's Blue and White Alliance, which won 33 seats, and Netanyahu's Likud party, which won 31.
Rivlin said he will do everything he can to avoid a third general election this year.
Speaking after Monday's two hours of talks at his offices in occupied al-Quds, he said: "We have taken a significant step forward tonight."
In their joint statement, Netanyahu and Gantz said negotiators from their parties would meet on Tuesday and the two leaders would then meet Rivlin again on Wednesday.
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