Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, shakes hands with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, during their meeting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Israel’s two major political parties endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for prime minister Wednesday, guaranteeing him a third term and kicking off the country’s post-election process of forging a new government. The factions recommended Netanyahu to President Shimon Peres, who began consulting representatives from the major parties at his residence before deciding whom to choose as prime minister-designate to form a new coalition. (AP Phoro/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)

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Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, shakes hands with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, during their meeting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Israel’s two major political parties endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for prime minister Wednesday, guaranteeing him a third term and kicking off the country’s post-election process of forging a new government. The factions recommended Netanyahu to President Shimon Peres, who began consulting representatives from the major parties at his residence before deciding whom to choose as prime minister-designate to form a new coalition. (AP Phoro/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)
Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, shakes hands with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, during their meeting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Israel’s two major political parties endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for prime minister Wednesday, guaranteeing him a third term and kicking off the country’s post-election process of forging a new government. The factions recommended Netanyahu to President Shimon Peres, who began consulting representatives from the major parties at his residence before deciding whom to choose as prime minister-designate to form a new coalition. (AP Phoro/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)
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