New Israeli Government Guidelines Push Peace Process to Margins

Coalition to be sworn in Monday will be focusing heavily on social and economic policies, and compromises on Haredi draft, housing and the size of government.

Overcoming last-minute negotiation crises, Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett signed coalition agreements on Friday, concluding the protracted and exhausting coalition talks that Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu conducted over the past several weeks and paving the way for Israel’s 33rd government to be sworn in at the Knesset on Monday. The agreements focus almost entirely on economic and social policy...