Iran Deal Spurs Talk in Israel of National Unity Government

Concerns over Iran's nuclear negotiations and the need to repair relations with the White House may push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek to form a national unity government with his center-left rivals. Political analysts pointed on Monday to a new position paper from the main challenger that Netanyahu beat in last month's election, the Zionist Union, that echoed his criticism of the April 2 agreement between world powers and Iran. The party document called for changes in a final accord to ensure a significant reduction of Tehran's nuclear capabilities. But including the softly-spoken Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog in a new administration could help tone down a dispute between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama over the nuclear deal.