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Israel’s Labor Party Votes to Join Government Coalition

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israels_labor_party_votes_to_join_government_coalition_20090324

The Labor Party voted to join the Likud-led coalition government, virtually guaranteeing that Benjamin Netanyahu will be Israel's next prime minister. Labor chief Ehud Barak's bid to join Netanyahu's coalition came down to a contentious vote Tuesday night by the party's central committee, with 680 in favor of joining and 570 against.

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