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Israel Coalition Deal: Summary

By: Samantha Ebner (12th Grade)

After three national elections, the face of the Blue and White party Benny Gantz formed a secret coalition deal with Bibi Netanyahu and joined him as Prime Minister of the Likud party, abandoning his former party. The two decided to rotate as Prime Minister, each serving separately for eighteen months; Netanyahu will stay as Prime Minister for now, and Gantz will be foreign and deputy minister in the interim. This deal has not been implemented yet, and many are unsure if this arrangement would work. However, this agreement mirrors the governance of Israel from 1984 until 1988 when Shimon Peres and Yitzchak Shamir rotated as Prime Minister. Because of the precedence of the case, and how successful Peres and Shamir ran Israel during their split leadership, Gantz and Netanyahu should have no trouble finalizing and executing this plan. 

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