News Briefs

  2/27/2013, Adar 17, 5773

PM to Seek Extension For Coalition Negotiations

Channel 2 TV news reported that Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu asked to meet with President Shimon Peres to ask for an extension of two weeks for the establishment of a government. Negotiations have been ongoing in an attempt to form a coalition. Benyamin Netanayhu's ruling Likud party needs to unite with smaller parties to create a majority bloc in the Knesset. Elections were held in January.