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Israeli government in Benjamin Netanyahu's fifth term is likely to turn hard right

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory suggests the government he forms in a record fifth term is likely to espouse more nationalistic views and show little inclination to negotiate peace with Palestinians.

Netanyahu finished neck-and-neck with his main opponent, former army chief of staff commander Benny Gantz, but has a larger number of political parties, many on the far right, willing to align with him to form a coalition and assume leadership of the government.

The Blue and White alliance led by Gantz conceded defeat Wednesday, a day after voters went to the polls.

The prime minister's right-wing bloc will not

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