“ ‘The consensus is [the impact] of this odd combination of diverse politicians is more sweeping than anyone could have anticipated,’ says Nimrod Novik, Israel fellow at Israel Policy Forum, a New York think tank.

“When it came together with little in common beyond their loathing of Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Novik says, ‘I don’t think anyone anticipated the comfort that the different streams of Israeli politicians [would] feel with one another when sitting together at the coalition table.’ ”

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