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Beyond the Headlines: Is the Israeli election Benjamin Netanyahu's final chapter?

Israel's political titan once again tied with his main rival Benny Gantz, with no obvious path to forming a majority coalition

What does Israel’s second election in 2019 mean for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Jews and Arabs, and the Palestinians? Deputy Foreign Editor Jack Moore takes a look at the results of the vote and speaks to people in the region about the ramifications for the state, those living inside it and those under its control in occupied East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Can Israel’s political titan, Benjamin Netanyahu, hold on to power and what does his main rival Benny Gantz offer as an alternative? With Netanyahu facing corruption charges, is it possible that he is looking for immunity more than power? And what hope does the Joint List offer Arab Israelis or the Palestinians in the occupied territories?

Jack speaks to Miriam Berger, freelance journalist in Jerusalem, Hugh Lovatt, Middle East and North Africa policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Tareq Baconi, Ramallah-based Israel/Palestine analyst for the International Crisis Group, to get an insight into the ramifications of this unprecedented repeat election and the fallout for Israel's ultimate political survivor.

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Updated: October 28, 2019 05:47 PM

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