Yisrael Beytenu party quits coalition, leaving it with razor-thin Knesset majority

Avigdor Liberman tells a press conference in Jerusalem that his five-seat Yisrael Beytenu party is leaving the coalition effective immediately.

The move leaves Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition with a razor-thin majority of just 61 lawmakers in the 120-member Knesset, plunging the legislature into turmoil that could lead to early elections.

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