Israel: Israeli Leader Netanyahu Struggles to Form Coalition Despite Victory

April 20, 2015 11:32 AM

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Israel: Israeli Leader Netanyahu Struggles to Form Coalition Despite Victory

(JERUSALEM) — With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establishing a coalition government with his traditional nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies.

But after weeks of negotiations with potential partners, Netanyahu is finding the task harder than expected and is flirting with the idea of reaching out to his main dovish rivals to form a unity government. As he decides which path to take, he will seek an additional two-week extension to put his c...

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