Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has held off on calling an extraordinary parliamentary session, despite approval from his cabinet of a framework deal with US firm Noble and local firm Delek, aimed at rebooting the country’s upstream sector.

The PM is unsure whether he will have a majority in the Knesset, though current speculation is that a bare majority of 61 of the 120 MPs will back the deal. (CONTINUED - 818 WORDS)