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Israel“s Netanyahu reaches coalition deal with far-right Religious Zionism


Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he addresses his supporters at his party headquarters during Israel’s general election in Jerusalem, November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a coalition dealt with the far-right Religious Zionism party, bringing him closer to securing a new government after an election last month, Netanyahu’s Likud party said on Thursday.

The Religious Zionism party will be given, among other portfolios, control of the Finance Ministry as part of a rotation, Likud said, though it did not provide details on how the rotation would work.