Israel's prime minister has expanded his coalition. It's a goal he said he has sought since winning a fourth term last year.

The expansion is the result of a deal between Benjamin Netanyahu and ultra-nationalist opposition leader Avigdor Lieberman.

Lieberman is promising level-headed policy, focused on Israel's security.

But with a history of threats against the Palestinians, many are wondering if his new job as defence minister will end hopes for any future peace deal.

On Inside Story, we discuss the fallout of this new coalition both in Israel and abroad.

Presenter: Laura Kyle

Guests:

Mitchell Barak - Political analyst and a former spokesman for the Israeli President Shimon Peres

Rami Khouri - Senior fellow at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut

Dimi Rider - An associate fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

Source: Al Jazeera