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Netanyahu’s Likud, UTJ Reach Interim Coalition Deal

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached an interim coalition agreement with the United Torah Judaism Party.

According to Israeli media, UTJ head Yitzchak Goldknopf will oversee the Construction and Housing Ministry and UTJ MK Moshe Gafni will chair the Knesset Finance Committee. The party will also control the Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ministry.

Netanyahu has until Dec. 11 to finalize a coalition, though he may ask President Isaac Herzog to grant a 14 day extension.

UTJ said that while it agreed with Likud on the allocation of roles, a follow-up meeting would be held to discuss other “fundamental issues.”

The Likud has already signed formal coalition deals with Bezalel Smotrich’s Religious Zionism Party, Itamar Ben-Gvir’s Otzma Yehudit and Avi Maoz’s Noam, leaving UTJ and Aryeh Deri’s Shas to finalize a 64-member coalition.

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