Israel election: Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to join unity government – BBC News

Israel election: Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to join unity government - BBC News
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on his centrist rival Benny Gantz to form a unity government, after the country’s second election in a year ended in deadlock.

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Local media say both men’s parties failed to win enough votes on Tuesday to build a coalition with a majority.

Mr Gantz’s party appeared to rebuff the prime minister’s proposal.

He has previously ruled out joining a coalition led by Mr Netanyahu, who faces possible corruption charges.

At a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday, President Reuven Rivlin welcomed the prime minister’s “important call”.

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