Lapid and Mansour Abbas agree Ra’am will end boycott, return to battered coalition

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Lapid and Mansour Abbas agree Ra’am will end boycott, return to battered coalition
Islamist party to again back government, which will advance the faction’s priorities such as recognizing Bedouin towns and providing funding to Arab communities
By Shalom Yerushalmi
29 April 2022

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Mansour Abbas, the head of the Ra’am party, which boycotted the governing coalition earlier this month, have agreed that Ra’am will return to the fold. During a lengthy meeting on Wednesday, Lapid and Abbas agreed Ra’am will resume voting with the coalition after the Knesset recess ends on May 9, reported Zman Yisrael, the Times of Israel’s Hebrew-language sister site.

The Islamist Ra’am party froze its involvement in the coalition earlier this month as pressure mounted on it over the ongoing tensions and violence between police and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. It has since issued various conditions for a return to parliamentary and government participation, including bread and butter Arab society issues such as money for economic development and advancing housing plans. The government was already on the ropes after lawmaker Idit Silman, a member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, bolted the coalition, erasing its single-seat majority in the Knesset.

more............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid...ill-end-boycott-return-to-battered-coalition/
 
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