Benjamin Netanyahu strikes deal with hardline parties ahead of Israel elections

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Prime minister reaches preliminary agreement with Jewish Home and Jewish Power parties

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday reached a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hardline bloc before elections in April.

Netanyahu’s Likud party announced it would reserve the 28th spot on its parliamentary list for the Jewish Home party and grant it two cabinet ministries in a future government if it merges with the Jewish Power party.

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