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URGENT ¥¥¥ Obama hails new Israel government

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President Barack Obama looks forward to "working closely" with the new Israeli government formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the US leader's visit, officials said Saturday.

"President Obama looks forward to working closely with the Prime Minister and the new government to address the many challenges we face and advance our shared interest in peace and security," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

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