Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, after his party's election letdown, that Israel needs a government as broadly-based as possible and he has embarked on the task of building one. Newcomer Yair Lapi whose Future party came next seconded the sentiment and welcomed the opportunity for important changes in national policy in the face of the global economic crises and security perils confronting the next Israeli government. In Washington the White House is waiting to see the makeup of that government, underlining the need for peace talks with the Palestinians.