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Netanyahu set to speak amid pressure to condemn incitement against emerging government

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to make a public statement at the opening of his Likud party’s faction meeting in the Knesset.

His address comes amid growing pressure for him to condemn incitement against Knesset members from the bloc of parties set to swear in a government that would replace him.

Supporters of the incoming government have faced intense protests and threats over the past week

A Knesset vote on the coalition is slated to be held on June 9 or June 14. Heavy pressure on a range of lawmakers who have indicated their support for the coalition is expected to continue until then.

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