Netanyahu to Shas: 'You're apparently out'?
Arutz Sheva is reporting that Prime Minister Netanyahu has told the leadership of the Shas party that they will not be in the next government
Prime Minister and Likud Party Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu told
Co-Chairmen Ariel Atias, Aryeh Der'i and Eli Yishai of the
Sephardic-hareidi Shas party, Sunday afternoon that he is interested in
having Shas in the government but current political conditions tied his
hands. Shas party sources said the only way things could change would be
if Netanyahu could convince Labor Chairwoman Shelley Yechimovich to
join the government, which would allow the hareidi parties.
prime minister was expected to meet Chairman Naftali Bennett of Habayi
Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) Sunday afternoon,
in a final effort to get Bennett to break with alliance partner Yesh
Atid, whose chairman, Yair Lapid, is opposed to joining a government
with the hareidi parties. Member of Knesset Uri Ariel, Chairman of
Habayit Hayehudi's negotiating team, said the party expects a picture of
where Netanyahu is headed after the conclusion of the meeting, adding
that the prime minister could reach a coalition agreement in a matter of
And Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) thought they were attacked in this election? Just wait until the next one.
Labels: Ariel Atias, Aryeh Deri, Binyamin Netanyahu, Eli Yishai, Jewish Home party, Likud party, Naftali Bennett, Shas