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Israel reaches 11th-hour deal on coalition government: reports

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem March 10, 2013.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to reach an agreement over the shape of his new government after resolving an 11th-hour crisis with a key centrist partner, media reported on Wednesday.

The breakthrough came after Netanyahu agreed that Yesh Atid could take the prestigious education portfolio, Israel's main television and radio stations reported.

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