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US: Make-up of new Israel coalition 'raises questions'

AFP , Wednesday 25 May 2016
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File Photo of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem March 29, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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The United States said Wednesday the make-up of Israel's new right-wing coalition raises "legitimate questions" about the government's commitment to a two state solution in the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

In a rare comment on the internal politics of a US ally, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Washington had "seen reports from Israel describing it as the most right-wing coalition in Israel's history."

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