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Israel's Election Candidates Resume Campaigning

Cara Palmer |
November 24, 2012 | 11:45 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

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Now that a truce with Hamas is in place, the candidates can resume campaigning. They had agreed to halt their campaigns during the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

However, there is a chance the cease-fire will not last. Some have said that the conflict will not alter Prime Minister Netanyahu's political position going into the elections in January.

In October, Netanyahu had called for early elections to ensure "a responsible security and economic policy," given what he believes are the external threats and economic struggles facing Israel.

 

Read more of Neon Tommy's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict here.

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