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Efforts to revive Israel's parliament stumble amid virus outbreak; Political challenger Benny Gantz warns that the country's democracy is under threat.

Mar 18, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Efforts to revive Israel's parliament after a year of political limbo stumbled Wednesday as opposition leaders and members of the ruling Likud party clashed over how to move forward, especially under the shadow of the coronavirus crisis.

Benny Gantz, head of the Blue and White party, who has been given the first chance to assemble a governing majority, tweeted that the country's democracy was under threat.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin also intervened, urging the parliament's speak...