Shas, Likud meet for coalition negotiation talks


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Shas, Likud meet for coalition negotiation talks
Netanyahu wants to swear in a government as early as Wednesday with preliminary agreements, which will be expanded upon later.
Published: NOVEMBER 10, 2022

Shas' negotiating team met with Likud MK Yariv Levin and other representatives of the Likud at the party's headquarters on Thursday for coalition negotiations, after Religious Zionist Party chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich and representatives of United Torah Judaism (UTJ) held similar meetings with the Likud on Wednesday.

UTJ reported "significant" advances in talks yesterday. The party is expected to receive the Construction and Housing Ministry, as well as chairmanship of the Knesset Finance and Law committees, among other positions.

KAN reported on Wednesday morning that Smotrich was seriously considering becoming defense minister and that Netanyahu did not oppose this possibility. Smotrich consulted with a number of high-ranking IDF officers and Defense Ministry officials in recent days, KAN reported.