Mansour Abbas: Ra’am won’t topple government, but will press coalition on key issues

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Mansour Abbas: Ra’am won’t topple government, but will press coalition on key issues
Islamist party leader tells Saudi news site that he’s working with Jordan to resolve tensions surrounding Temple Mount; won’t rule out joining potential Netanyahu-led coaliiton
By TOI staff
6 May 2022

Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas said in an interview published Friday that his party will not bring down the government and that he is working with Jordan to resolve tensions at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. “There may be developments that will drag us into making a decision we do not want,” Abbas said in an interview with the Saudi-backed Elaph news site.

“But within the general framework, the correct approach that I see is not to have a direct hand in bringing down the government and dissolving the Knesset, but rather to pressure the government on various issues with the other tools we have available,” he told Elaph, which did not specify when the interview took place.

Abbas noted that opposition factions do not have a majority needed to form a new government without going to elections. “Overthrowing the government would require 61 lawmakers [from the Knesset’s 120 MKs] and thus the formation of an alternative government, and this does not exist,” he said.

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