Israel's Netanyahu and rival Herzog in first election debate

March 14, 2015 8:59 PM

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JERUSALEM (AFP) - A long-awaited debate between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his key election rival, Labour's Isaac Herzog, took place on television Saturday, focusing on diplomatic and security issues.

Despite their repeatedly exchanging barbs in the run-up to Tuesday's general election in campaigning that ends Sunday night, this was their first face-to-face confrontation.

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