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Israel: Netanyahu opposes Cellcom-Golan merger

 |  November 23, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will oppose the proposed sale of Golan Telecom to Cellcom, Channel 2 reported Sunday, citing comments made in closed-door meetings.

Netanyahu does not have the authority to approve or to block a deal as prime minister, but he currently holds the Communications Ministry portfolio, which has some power to intervene. Netanyahu also holds the Economy Ministry portfolio, which houses the independent Israel Antitrust Authority, which could block the sale as well.

There is currently no commissioner leading the Antitrust Authority.

Full content: Haaretz

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