Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party, avoiding the early general election he had sought for September.
Kadima’s recently-elected leader, Shaul Mofaz, is set to be named Israel Deputy Prime Minister.
P.m. Netanyahu announced the new Israeli coalition was formed because of their shared deep-seated desire for a “responsible” peace process with the Palestinians and “grave” talks about Iran’s nuclear program.
The coalition will be one of the biggest in Israeli history with a majority of 94. (plus…)