Coalition Negotiations Continue Netanyahu Delays Formation of New Israeli Cabinet as Final Sticking Points Remain

Yesh Atid insists on education portfolio, while Likud officials assert final agreement could be wrapped up shortly; coalition parties agree to double threshold for entering Knesset from 2 to 4 percent.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to delay presenting his new Israeli coalition to the Knesset on Wednesday as he had hoped, due to unresolved disputes between Likud and Yesh Atid over which party will control the Education Ministry,...