Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his office in occupied Jerusalem July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon)
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Israel's foreign minister said Monday he was ending a political alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, adding a new element of instability to an already fractious governing coalition.Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu and Netanyahu's Likud parties ran together as a joint list in parliamentary elections last year appealing to hard-line nationalistic voters.Lieberman's decision Monday does not present an immediate threat to the governing coalition.Lieberman's departure leaves the Likud with just 20 seats. With 11 seats of his own, Lieberman could potentially rob the coalition of its 68-seat majority if he decides to leave.
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