Shas and Religious Zionist Party chiefs meet


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Shas and Religious Zionist Party chiefs meet
MKs Bezalel Smotrich and Aryeh Deri meet, after both leaders reportedly seek the Finance Ministry portfolio, complicating coalition talks.
Hezki Baruch
Nov 13, 2022

Religious Zionist Party chief MK Bezalel Smotrich met with the chairman of the Shas party, MK Aryeh Deri Sunday afternoon, after coalition talks aimed at forming a right-wing government under Benjamin Netanyahu hit a snag over the weekend. Shortly after Opposition Leader Netanyahu was formally tasked Sunday afternoon with forming a new coalition government, Smotrich and Deri gathered to the Finance Ministry portfolio, which both lawmakers are reportedly eyeing in the new government.