Israel's Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalition

Netanyahu fell short of securing a 61-seat parliamentary majority in last month's national election. But President Reuven Rivlin gave him the first opportunity to form a government because he had more support, 55 seats, than any other candidate. Rivlin says he will now give Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz a chance to form a government, though Gantz does not appear to have enough support either.

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