Netanyahu fights for political life as surging critics pose election ‘danger’

March 17, 2015 2:22 PM

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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fought for his political life Tuesday, saying his hard-line government was “in danger” after a bruising election campaign in which voters shifted from security worries toward pocketbook concerns such as rising living costs.

The alarm from Netanyahu reflected the tight margins in his bid to hold back a surging challenge from Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog, whose alliance appeared to hold an edge in pre-election polls.

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