Ayelet Shaked held talks on joining Likud after Silman quit coalition — report


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Ayelet Shaked held talks on joining Likud after Silman quit coalition — report
TV network says interior minister was told by officials in Netanyahu’s party she could have any post if she leaves Yamina — but decided to stick with government for now
By TOI staff
9 April 2022

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked reportedly held talks with Likud about joining the opposition party after Yamina MK Idit Silman quit the coalition this week and left the government without a majority. Shaked, who is also a member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina, was told by Likud officials after Silman’s announcement Sunday that she had two hours to decide whether to join the party, or they would look for another Knesset member to defect, Channel 12 news reported Friday.

According to the report, which did not cite a source, the officials told Shaked she could have any role she wanted if she bolted for Likud, which is led by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The network said Shaked rejected the time ultimatum, however, and after meeting with Yamina MKs Nir Orbach and Abir Kara, informed Likud that the three had agreed to act as a group. Likud officials reportedly offered the Yamina lawmakers reserved spots on its slate in the next election, but Shaked, Kara, and Orbach decided to try to take another crack at shoring up the government.

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