Netanyahu's party signs first coalition deal with Israeli far-right


Bywire - Claim your free account nowBywire - Claim your free account now

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative Likud party signed its first coalition deal with the far-right Jewish Power party, Likud said in a statement on Friday.

The agreement does not account for a full and final new government in Israel but gives ultranationalist Itamar Ben-Gvir the police ministry and a seat in the security cabinet.

(Reporting by Henriette Chacar; Editing by Tom Hogue)

Bywire will email you from time to time with news digests, stories & opportunities to get involved. Privacy

Bywire - Claim your free account nowBywire - Claim your free account now