Justice Minister in talks with Netanyahu confidant to form Likud-led government

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Justice Minister in talks with Netanyahu confidant to form Likud-led government
New Hope chief and former Likud minister Gideon Sa'ar reportedly in negotiations with Netanyahu confidant with goal of forming new coalition
David Rosenberg
01.06.22

A senior coalition partner is in talks with the Likud to form a new government in the current Knesset, according to a report by Yedioth Aharonoth. According to the report Wednesday morning, Justice Minister and New Hope party chief Gideon Sa’ar is in talks with real estate mogul Yaakov Atrakchi, a confidant of Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Senior officials cited in the report claimed that Sa’ar is considering rejoining the Likud and helping Netanyahu form a new government. Ze’ev Elkin (New Hope) the Jerusalem Affairs Minister, who also serves as Construction and Housing Minister, is also reportedly a party to the talks with the Likud.

The Justice Minister has reportedly been offered the Foreign Ministry portfolio in a Netanyahu-led government – in exchange for the Likud taking the Justice Ministry portfolio. Sa’ar, who bolted the Likud ahead of last year’s elections, levelled an ultimatum to coalition factions Tuesday, demanding the left-wing Meretz and the United Arab List parties back the Judea and Samaria Law.

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