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Israel to hold elections in April
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Israel to hold elections in April


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (24/12/18)Image copyright
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Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to be returned to office for a fifth time

Israel is to hold a general election in April, the ruling coalition has said.

The political partners decided to call the poll after failing to resolve a dispute over a draft conscription law for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

If PM Benjamin Netanyahu is returned to office he would be on course to become Israel’s longest serving leader.

However he is facing several corruption investigations and the attorney general is due to decide whether the PM should be charged or not.



Source BBC News

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