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Bill to dissolve Knesset frozen, Mofaz to join gov't

The bill to dissolve the Knesset was frozen late Monday night after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Shaul Mofaz agreed to create a unity government with the Likud and Kadima parties.
Despite passing a Knesset and Knesset House Committee vote, the bill that would have dispersed the 18th Knesset was not brought to a final vote in the Knesset, despite being slated to do so on Monday night.As part of the agreement between Netanyahu and Mofaz, the latter would join Netanyahu's government, in a move that will delay early elections.
One possibility for the new government is that Yisrael Beytenu, currently a part of the coalition, would not remain in the government.
Netanyahu and Mofaz will update their respective parties of the development Monday overnight.
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