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Netanyahu prepares for a comeback in Israel's next elections

By Shira Rubin

21 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

This WaPo report looks at the reasons why former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu is poised to attempt a political comeback and which parties are working to prevent it from happening.

The announcement of the Israeli governing coalition's collapse and the preparations for a fifth election in less than four years was met with exasperation by many Israelis. But the news came as a resounding victory for Benjamin Netanyahu, who, over the past year as the head of the opposition, has been preparing for his own comeback.

It is not immediately clear how that would happen, however, since polls show that most Israelis will continue to vote the way they have in the past few elections, producing a polarized, deadlocked Knesset and fragile coalition governments.

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