Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on March 3, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on March 3, 2013. Netanyahu said he was days away from forging a "strong and stable" coalition, after he was given an additional two weeks to put together a government. © Gali Tibbon - AFP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on March 3, 2013
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Last updated: March 4, 2013

Netanyahu says days away from forming a strong coalition

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was days away from forging a "strong and stable" coalition, aftr he was given an additional two weeks to put together a government.

Netanyahu, speaking live from Israel by video link to the annual conference of the large American pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC, also said he was looking forward to hosting US President Barack Obama on his visit to the Jewish state scheduled for later this month.

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