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    Israel's Netanyahu 'strikes' coalition deal

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reached a deal for a governing coalition in which a new centrist party will serve as his main partner, a spokeswoman for his right-wing Likud party has said.

    "There is a government," the spokeswoman, Noga Katz, said on Thursday.

    She said Netanyahu's Likud-Beitenu list would be allied with centrist Yesh Atid led by political newcomer Yair Lapid and far-right Jewish Home, headed by high-tech millionaire Naftali Bennett.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Jerusalem.