Shas leader Minister Eli Yishai met with Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid on Tuesday in yet another effort to reach agreement by which both parties will join a coalition government.
Channel 2 News reports Yishai made another attempt to persuade Lapid to accept a moderate share the burden plan. Lapid and Yishai did not discuss details, only confirming the meeting was held and that it was conducted in a friendly atmosphere.
The secrecy surrounding the meeting has some Yahadut Hatorah officials concerned over a possible deal between Shas and Lapid that would leave the Ashkenazi chareidi party out in the cold.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)