Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and President Reuven Rivlin on March 25, 2015, in Jerusalem

Mar 26 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin formally gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday night a 28-day mandate to form the country’s 34th government. Likud negotiators are expected to meet Thursday with representatives of Kulanu, Bayit Yehudi, Shas, Yisrael Beitenu, and United Torah Judaism, in an effort to form a new coalition. Rivlin called upon Netanyahu to “build a government that would be stable and as inclusive as possible.” He