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US envoy says it’s still too early to know composition of next Israeli gov’t

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

File: US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides (L) and opposition chairman Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Knesset on December 9, 2021. (US embassy in Israel)
File: US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides (L) and opposition chairman Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Knesset on December 9, 2021. (US embassy in Israel)

While former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to the premiership appeared all but certain with the vast majority of votes counted, US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides avoids calling it in the Likud leader’s favor.

“It is too early to speculate on the exact composition of the next governing coalition until all the votes are counted,” he says in a statement.

Nides hails the high turnout rate and says he looks forward “to continuing to work with the Israeli government on our shared interests and values.”

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