Israeli leader brings dovish rival into coalition

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. A spokeswoman for former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Ruesday Feb, 19, 2013 that she has agreed to join Netanyahu's emerging coalition. Livni, a former rival of Netanyahu's, led peace talks with the Palestinians four years ago and ran on a platform of resuming negotiations. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday added his first coalition partner as he works to build a new government, agreeing to bring in a dovish rival to oversee contacts with the Palestinians in what could signal a new approach to peacemaking by the hardline leader.


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