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Daily Briefing June 28: Abortion reforms pass; Knesset takes next step to elections

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Political correspondent…

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As elections loom, Arabs take stock of Ra’am’s year-long experiment in government

In the run-up to last year’s election, most political analysts predicted that the Islamist Ra’am party would crash and burn thanks to its willingness to work with right-wing Israeli lawmakers.…

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November 1 said emerging as likely date for upcoming Knesset elections

November 1 is emerging as the most likely date for the next general election as coalition and opposition lawmakers negotiate on the date of Israel’s fifth vote in less than…

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Knesset passes initial vote to disperse, setting Israel on path to elections

The coalition led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett cleared the first major hurdle on its path to ending the current government on Wednesday, passing the first of the four votes…

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Polls point to return of dreaded deadlock in newest round of elections

As Israel braces for its fifth election since 2019, three separate TV polls aired Tuesday show that the two rival political blocs remain just as deadlocked as they have been…

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Netanyahu knows next elections are his last chance, isn’t yet ready to go to polls

Nobody in the Likud party knows yet if the opposition will bring a bill to dissolve the Knesset to the floor next Wednesday — a move that could bring the…

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Parliamentary elections open in France as left seeks to challenge Macron

France began voting in the first round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, with a resurgent and newly unified left seeking to thwart President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for reform. Elections for…

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Netanyahu-led bloc would win 60 seats if elections held, 1 short of majority — poll

A poll released Tuesday evening predicted that Opposition chairman Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-religious bloc would win 60 seats — one short of a parliamentary majority — if new elections were held…

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