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On Tuesday, voters in Israel voted in another round of parliamentary elections. As expected, the results show a virtual dead heat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White Party led by retired Israeli Gen. Benny Gantz.
Blue and White shows a very slight lead in the election returns, but neither party is anywhere close to having a majority of seats in the Israeli parliament. Both sides say they are willing to forge a unity government but both Netanyahu and Gantz insist on being prime minister.
So what happens now? How will a majority coalition get assembled? What happens if there can be no majority? And how much will things change in Israel if Gantz becomes prime minister?
This podcast addresses all these questions and more as Greg Corombos interview American Foreign Policy Council Senior Vice President Ilan Berman.