Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a news conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency on resettling thousands of African migrants after facing mounting pressure from his right-wing base.Netanyahu had himself announced the agreement in a televised address on Monday afternoon, drawing immediate anger from right-wing politicians, including allies, and many of his traditional supporters. He said in a late-night Facebook post Monday he was suspending the agreement that would have allowed thousands of the migrants to remain in Israel at least temporarily.
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