Right-wing Israeli political parties form super bloc for election
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced Thursday night that their political parties would run on the same ticket in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The alliance between Netanyahu's Likud Party and Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu creates a potentially powerful right-wing super bloc that many predict will form the foundation of the next coalition government. "We must join forces for the sake of Israel's future," Netanyahu said at a news conference announcing the alliance, which came as a surprise to many of both parties' members. "A clear mandate will allow me to focus on what's really important.""
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