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Netanyahu's Israeli settlement push could be ballot box boon

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim (front) is seen near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim (front) is seen near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim (front) is seen near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses during the delivery of joint statements with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev (not pictured) before their meeting in Jerusalem October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses during the delivery of joint statements with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev (not pictured) before their meeting in Jerusalem October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses during the delivery of joint statements with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev (not pictured) before their meeting in Jerusalem October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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