Shas MK Arye Deri called Tzipi Livni on Tuesday evening to congratulate her for joining Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's coalition, saying Israel needs a government that could unite all of its citizens, Israel Radio reported.

Livni told Deri that she hopes Shas would join the coalition soon.

Shas is expected to join the coalition in the coming days, after progress was made in the talks between the party and Likud Beytenu.

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