News Wire | Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022

Netanyahu Announces New Government With Sweeping Powers to Far-Right Allies

By Shira Rubin | The Washington Post (free)

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu announced the formation of the most far-right government in the country’s history Wednesday night, marking the imminent return of its longest-serving leader and granting an unprecedented portion of power to his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies, who have vowed to make far-reaching legislative changes in the country.

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Amid a Show of Unity, Zelensky and Biden Differ on Some War Needs

By Karen DeYoung & Missy Ryan | The Washington Post

Beyond the sincere expressions of Ukrainian gratitude and firm pledges of ongoing American support, President Volodymyr Zelensky and President Biden came together Wednesday with specific, and sometimes differing, goals for their meeting.

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