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Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised for win

Divisions split opposition; hope for peace wanes

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised for reelection as Israel’s prime minister in Tuesday’s voting, the result of the failure of his opponents to unite behind a viable candidate against him — and the fact that most Israelis no longer seem to believe it is possible to reach a peace settlement with the Palestinians.

The widely held assumption of a victory by Netanyahu comes despite his record: There is no peace process, there is growing diplomatic isolation and a slowing economy, and a key ally has been forced to step down as foreign minister because of corruption allegations.

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