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        1/18/2013, Shevat 7, 5773

      Report: Netanyahu Prefers Natural Coalition Partners


      Shas,ֲ United Torah Judaism and Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) will be invited to remain in the coalition, according to a Friday-morning report in the Yisrael Hayom daily.

      Among the center-left parties, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prefers Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party and if Kadima passes the threshhold for staying in the Knesset, he will try to bring them into the coalition as well. Hatenu'ah, headed by former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni, is also a candidate, but with a lower priority.