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May 8, 2012 1:10 pm

Netanyahu on New Unity Government: “The State of Israel Needs Stability”

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Haaretz – The newly formed unity government was created to advance the main issues facing Israel today, including a “responsible peace process,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a joint press conference with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday, while the leader of Israel’s Labor Party Shelly Yacimovich – thought likely to be become leader of the opposition – slammed the pair’s pronouncements in her own press conference later on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu and Mofaz reached a surprise agreement to form a national unity government, a decision which came as the Knesset was preparing to disperse for early elections, which were expected to be scheduled for September 4.

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