Netanyahu in talks to court MK from PM’s party in bid to end government
(Worthy News) – Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu has been holding talks with a member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party to convince him to defect and bring about the collapse of the governing coalition, Ynet has learned on Wednesday.
Nir Orbach, a conservative lawmaker who has long been considered a weak link in a governing coalition that features left-wing and Arab parties, has been reportedly offered a spot in Netanyahu’s Likud party in case of an election or alternatively, a senior salaried position within the party’s institutions if he is sanctioned by Yamina and is barred from running for Knesset under an existing parliamentary framework like fellow Yamina MK Amichai Chikli.
Sources familiar with the talks told Ynet that although Orbach remains loyal to the current coalition, he believes that its days in its current composition are numbered. According to the sources, Netanyahu gave Orbach an ultimatun until next week. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]