Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is racing to form a coalition government as a midnight deadline approaches. Netanyahu’s Likud won the highest number of seats-30-in a tense March election. He now has until the end of the day to cobble together 61 seats for a ruling government after losing the support of occasional ally Avigdor
Lieberman. Instead, Netanyahu has to bargain with Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett.
If he doesn’t form a government by the looming deadline, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will have to appoint someone else for the task.