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Israeli Labor leaders say they'd join Likud - maybe

Leaders of the opposition Labor Party, seeking to break Israel's election stalemate, reversed their stand Wednesday and said they would consider joining the rival Likud bloc in a unity government - but only if it were Labor-led.

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A joint government was proposed two weeks ago by Likud's leader, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Likud has said it should head a joint government because it has more support among small parties.