With Israeli elections just days away, we gauge voter sentiment ahead of a contest that will likely return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power. But many voters are disillusioned, not excited about the prospects ahead.
Ultranationalist Israeli lawmaker Avigdor Lieberman has agreed with Premier Netanyahu on terms for joining the ruling coalition. His appointment to defense minister will likely tilt the government further to the right.
Center-right politician Avi Gabbay has stepped down as environment minister, saying the government has swung too far to the right. His resignation comes shortly after Prime Minister Netanyahu reshuffled his cabinet.
Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks to bolster a razor-thin majority in parliament with a far-right alliance. The move may also be an attempt to pull Israel's comparatively moderate military culture farther to the right.
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