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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen during a news conference last month in Jerusalem, has told President Reuven Rivlin that he can't form a government. The move opens the door for his rival, Benny Gantz, to attempt to do so in his stead. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk by election campaign billboards in Tel Aviv, Israel, showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (billboard on left) alongside the Blue and White alliance leaders (billboard on right, from left to right), Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi. Tuesday is the second time Israelis go to the polls in less than six months. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Netanyahu Fights To Hang On In Another Israeli Election. Here's What To Know

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The port of Haifa in northern Israel. The United States is concerned about a deal for China's Shanghai International Port Group to build and control a shipping terminal in Haifa. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A Growing Sore Spot In Israeli-U.S. Relations: China

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces his pledge Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank if he wins reelection in next week's vote. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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Sharon Litton of Shreveport, La., is baptized by immersion in the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Such baptisms are a staple of evangelical tours of Israel. Courtesy of Randy Litton hide caption

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

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A Palestinian man uses a biometric gate as he crosses into Israel at the Qalandia crossing in Jerusalem in July. Israel's military has invested tens of millions of dollars to upgrade West Bank crossings and ease entry for Palestinian workers. But critics slam the military's use of facial recognition technology as problematic. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns

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President Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Wednesday before departing for Kentucky. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (left), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., have been barred from visiting Israel and Palestinian territories by government officials. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Families and friends enjoy their time on a Gaza City beach. Israel allows in international aid workers, journalists and diplomats, but tourists are prohibited. Khalil Hamra/AP Images for NPR hide caption

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Here's What Tourists Might See If They Were Allowed To Visit Gaza

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Adolf Eichmann, standing in a glass booth and flanked by guards, in the Jerusalem courtroom during his trial in 1961 for war crimes committed during World War II. AP hide caption

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The Doctor Who Helped Israeli Spies Catch Eichmann But Refused Recognition For It

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Jason Greenblatt (left) and Jared Kushner attended a Middle East peace meeting in February in Warsaw, Poland. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Adviser: On Mideast Peace Plan, 'We Are Aiming For The Home Run'

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