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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly formed a team to search for “potential mistakes and problems” with votes for the Joint List, with the aim of winning an additional seat for the Likud at the expense of Hadash, Balad and Ta’al, and thereby shift the Knesset balance in his favor. Netanyahu’s  team is made up of Likud MK Amit Halevi, Religious Zionism MK-to-be Simcha Rothman and lawyer Michael Rabilo. Joint List voters in southTel Aviv (Photo: Zo Haderech) Support for Netanyahu’s Likud party dropped significantly in traditional strongholds in last Tuesday’s national elections, in which, once again, the premier and his far-right religious allies fell short of a majority, this for the fourth time in two years. According to final results released Thursday, the Likud received 1,066,595 votes in the March 23 elections, making it the largest party in the Knesset with 30 seats. However, this figure marks a steep…

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Seeking Critical Seat, Netanyahu Tries to Disqualify Joint List Votes