A referendum on Netanyahu?

September 17, 2019

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shown wearing a dark suit and red tie with the Star of David behind him.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Israeli voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. The vote was a do-over and a referendum of sorts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to create a governing coalition after the last election earlier this year. Plus, how did Qatar, the tiny Persian Gulf country, become the backdrop for the historic negotiations between the US and the Taliban? Finally, a monumental, superhuman task was accomplished: American swimmer Sarah Thomas became the first person ever to swim the length of the English Channel four times in a row.

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