It has been revealed that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Labor party leader Yitzchak Herzog met in secret over the past days. The two met face-to-face without anyone else present, Channel 1 News reported.
The report stated the two met in the hope of reaching agreement to see if a national unity coalition government is a possibility. If this was the case, then the Labor party would become the senior coalition partner. Officials in Mr. Herzog’s office deny the accuracy of the report, stating there was no such meeting in recent days.
The report jibes with Bayit Yehudi party statements that Mr. Netanyahu has pushed the right-wing party aside in the hope of attracting the Labor party into a national unity government.
In an interview with the media, Yisrael Beitenu party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused the prime minister of stalling, seeking to buy time in the hope of establishing a coalition with the Labor party. Lieberman indicated he would not enter such a coalition.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)