Netanyahu cancels trip to NY over government deadlock

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled his trip to New York to attend the UN Assembly and meet President Donald Trump on the sidelines, after Israel’s national election ended in deadlock between his Likud and Benny Gantz’s Kachol-Lavan. The results were too close to call, leaving both unable to gather a majority bloc to form a government. Tricky coalition negotiations lie ahead in the coming weeks.

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