LIVE BLOG: Israel's Coalition Talks Enter Final Stretch

Lapid's Yesh Atid party to receive five portfolios, including the finance and education ministries; Likud's Sa'ar and Erdan battling over the interior portfolio; meeting between Netanyahu, Lapid, and Bennett postponed to Thursday.

The negotiations on Israel's next governing coalition have entered the final stretch, with the deadline, which is effective Friday before the Sabbath, fast approaching.