Netanyahu announces he can't form a government

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced today that he cannot form a governing majority. He had been trying since last month’s elections, which ended in a dead heat between him and his chief rival Benny Gantz.  Netanyahu’s announcement clears the way for Gantz to try his hand at forming a coalition government. He’ll be the first person other than Netanyahu to try forming a government in more than a decade. 

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Guest:
Aaron David Miller - Carnegie Endowment; former Middle East peace negotiator - @aarondmiller2

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Mooney, Caleigh Wells