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Israel: Four reasons Benjamin Netanyahu's era is not over yet

Benjamin Netanyahu's political opponents finally succeeded in cobbling together a government on Wednesday, mashing up parties from left to right, secular to religious, all of them united by the goal of unseating Israel's leader.

Yet, Netanyahu remains at the prime minister's residence in West Jerusalem's Balfour Street. Until movers box up his furniture and transport it north to his home in the upmarket coastal town of Caesarea, he will deploy every canny card at his disposal to make the new administration fail before it has even begun. Even after he's left office, there's no counting Netanyahu out.

He still has time to tear Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid's nascent and fragile coalition apart. Yes, perhaps it is too tight, but it is still not over.

Benjamin Netanyahu has ruled Israel for 15 of the last 25 years, across two terms. Even out of the premiership, he has made his mark. His influence over domestic politics and foreign ties is not going to be snuffed out overnight, and he appears determined to remain on the political scene for now.

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