Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 13 2013 reached an agreement over his new coalition government after resolving an 11th-hour crisis with Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid (There is a future), the key centrist partner, Israeli media reported, quoted by the European Jewish Press.
The breakthrough came after Netanyahu agreed that Yesh Atid would receive the important education ministry.
Two days before the second deadline for forming a government, Netanyahu’s Likud wounded up long and difficult negotiations with three other parties : Habayit Hayehudi of Naftali Bennett, Hatnuah of Tzipi Livni and Kadima of Shaul Mofaz.
The agreement will be formally signed on March 14.
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