FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu’s decision to bring a dovish rival into his Cabinet appears to be backfiring, drawing heavy criticism both in Israel and from the Palestinians and suddenly complicating the task of forming a viable coalition government. It is now uncertain whether Netanyahu will meet an initial deadline next week for forming a new coalition, and rivals are openly talking about the possibility of forcing new elections, just a month after a parliamentary election ended in virtual deadlock. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu’s decision to bring a dovish rival into his Cabinet appears to be backfiring, drawing heavy criticism both in Israel and from the Palestinians and suddenly complicating the task of forming a viable coalition government. It is now uncertain whether Netanyahu will meet an initial deadline next week for forming a new coalition, and rivals are openly talking about the possibility of forcing new elections, just a month after a parliamentary election ended in virtual deadlock. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu’s decision to bring a dovish rival into his Cabinet appears to be backfiring, drawing heavy criticism both in Israel and from the Palestinians and suddenly complicating the task of forming a viable coalition government. It is now uncertain whether Netanyahu will meet an initial deadline next week for forming a new coalition, and rivals are openly talking about the possibility of forcing new elections, just a month after a parliamentary election ended in virtual deadlock. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool, File)
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