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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.


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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