Deri shouts at Netanyahu as coalition negotiations drag on


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Deri shouts at Netanyahu as coalition negotiations drag on
Shas party furious after being forced to make even more concessions to allow other parties to reach agreements with Likud.
Israel National News
Nov 28, 2022

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri shouted at Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu after the Likud party was accused of delaying the vote for the next Speaker of the Knesset, Kan 11 reported.

Deri reportedly called Netanyahu and shouted: "I gave up the finance portfolio that was close to my heart, and later also the Negev and the Galilee in order to allow the sighing of a deal with Otzma Yehudit. You are going back on your agreements and this is causing a crisis of confidence with us. Shas promised a right-wing government and it will support the government, but if you don't meet your commitments, we will give up on all positions and support the government from the outside."

Netanyahu and Likud MK Yariv Levin reportedly replied that they cannot act before Religious Zionism chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich agrees to move forward with the selection of the next Speaker of the Knesset.