Israel forms a national unity war government, adding five new ministers to the coalition, including two former Israel Army Chiefs of Staff, Benjamin Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot. The precedent for adding opposition party members to a ruling coalition due to the country being on a war footing replicates Herut leader Menachem Begin joining the Labor lead coalition before the June 1967 war. The new coalition is approved with a 66-4 vote. Conditions of the coalition include no legislation can be passed in the Knesset unless it deals directly with the war effort, and the war cabinet can issue operational directives to the security services.
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