Ex-Netanyahu ally looks to be Israeli kingmaker

December 3, 2014 5:33 PM

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Even before Israel's hastily called election campaign kicks into gear, a former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shaping up to be the biggest potential challenge to his re-election.

Moshe Kahlon was the most popular Cabinet minister in Netanyahu's previous government, drawing wide appeal for his working-class background and for pushing daring reforms. But prior to the 2013 election he abruptly quit politics over differences with Netanyahu. Now he's back with a new centrist part...

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