Traffic moves past a Blue and White party election campaign poster depicting party leader Benny Gantz, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tel Aviv, Israel in February. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic pushes Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to sign unity government deal

  • It took crisis to end political deadlock after three consecutive elections failed to produce clear victor
  • Netanyahu will serve as PM for 18 months, and Gantz will take over from October 2021
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Traffic moves past a Blue and White party election campaign poster depicting party leader Benny Gantz, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tel Aviv, Israel in February. Photo: Reuters
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