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Bibi Strikes Unity Deal

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a deal with opposition party Kadima early Tuesday to form a unity government. Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz will become deputy prime minister and will stand in for Netanyahu when he is abroad and join all closed sessions of cabinet. The deal means that 94 of the 120 members of Parliament are now on Netanyahu’s team, allowing him to more easily shape legislation. Netanyahu said that the new coalition is “good for the security of Israel, good for the economy of Israel, good for the society of Israel, and good for the people of Israel.”

May 8, 2012 2:00 PM