Netanyahu to make 'adjustments' to Likud list?include some of his key confidantes who were shut out, and to make the list less hawkish.
The link is in Hebrew, the translation of part of it below is mine.
According to the sources, "anyone who knows Netanyahu and his pattern of behavior understands that he is not comfortable with the new composition, especially in light of the fact that Ministers Begin and Meridor were pushed out. Netanyahu will try to find them a place in the next government.For those who have forgotten Bibi's 'adjustments' in the last election, go here and here.
Netanyahu himself hinted as such last night at the end of the primaries evening. Netanyahu hinted that he would appoint the big losers, Ministers Benny Begin and Dan Meridor to positions in his next government as well. "I want you by my side" Netanyahu called to the candidates who were pushed off the party's Knesset list.
Ministers Dan Meridor, Avi Dicther and Michael Eitan did not succeed in attaining a realistic spot [on the list]. Minister Benny Begin reached 21st place, but in light of the merger with Yisrael Beiteinu, and promises for representatives of women, minorities and regional lists, he was pushed out of the top 40.