Netanyahu starts coalition negotiations with bloc leaders
(Worthy News) – Israel’s incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the leaders of his allied right-wing and religious bloc on Sunday in Jerusalem for talks on forming the country’s next government.
Netanyahu is expected to form a cabinet that will include the heads of ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties as well as the far-right Jewish Power – currently a part of the Religious Zionism party – whose leader Itamar Ben-Gvir is currently in Eilat and will meet the future prime minister later on Monday.
According to a statement issued by Netanyahu’s office on Saturday, the meetings were aimed at an “alignment of interests” as the official coalition negotiations can only be held after President Isaac Herzog formally asks Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, to form a government, which should happen within a week. Prior to that, Herzog has to consult with all elected parties. [ Source: i24 News (Read More…) ]