Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come to an agreement with the Kadima opposition party, forming a unity government and canceling the early election, according to media reports. The election had originally been scheduled for 2013, but disagreements over domestic issues caused Netanyahu to move up the date. Earlier in the day, the government had suggested moving it up to September 4 of this year. The agreement was reported early on Tuesday morning in Israel, but officials have yet to confirm it. Reports said that Kadima agreed to join Netanyahu's government on the condition that it supported a proposal on military deferment for ultra-Orthodox Jews, one of the central issues for the prime minister moving up the election date.
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