Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) leaves the podium after speaking during a Memorial Day ceremony at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was closer to forming a new coalition Sunday after the head of the far-right Jewish Home party relinquished his demand for the Foreign Ministry, political sources said.Netanyahu, whose Likud party won a surprise victory in a March 17 election, has until May 6 to form a new government, after receiving a 14-day extension last week.Despite a month of intensive negotiations, Netanyahu has not yet managed to form a coalition, expected to comprise six right-wing and religious parties and have 67 of parliament's 120 seats.Netanyahu was due to reply in the next few days.
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