Report: Netanyahu to Ask Rivlin for Coalition Extension


netanyahu-2Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is expected to ask President Reuven Rivlin for an extension on coalition talks, Channel 10 reported last night, after progress has been said to be progressing too slowly to meet the usual deadline, Arutz Sheva reported.

Netanyahu has been struggling to close deals with the different parties in the last 48 hours of the total coalition period allotted to him, according to the news agency, despite important meetings with Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu on Friday.

A prime source of contention is the Religious Affairs Ministry, which was headed by Religious Zionist Jewish Home during the 19th Knesset, but is now being sought after heavily by Shas chairman Aryeh Deri.

{ Israel}