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March 13, 2013 12:49 am

Israeli Government Coalition Talks Stall as Saturday Night Deadline Approaches

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at AIPAC 2013 Policy Conference. Photo: Arsen Ostrovsky

Jerusalem Post – Coalition talks remained at a near-standstill Tuesday, meaning that the government will most likely be sworn in next week.

Likud Beytenu’s hopes of signing an agreement with Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi by Tuesday, presenting his choices to President Shimon Peres Wednesday and then having the government sworn in on Thursday following the legally mandated 24-hour waiting period, were dashed. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s deadline to form a coalition is Saturday night.

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