Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on all factions in the 19th
Knesset to join a unity government, after accepting President Shimon
Peres' invitation to form the coalition on Saturday night.
called on leaders of parties that announced they would not sit in his
government to reconsider and stressed the need to form the broadest
coalition possible in order to
deal with issues the State of Israel is facing, both domestically and
"We have to put aside what divides us so that we can have peace among ourselves and with our neighbors," he said.
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