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‘A crisis of trust’: Angry Deri said to shout at Netanyahu during coalition talks

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Shas chief Aryeh Deri at the swearing-in ceremony of the 25th Knesset, at the parliament building in Jerusalem, November 15, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Shas chief Aryeh Deri at the swearing-in ceremony of the 25th Knesset, at the parliament building in Jerusalem, November 15, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Shas leader Aryeh Deri reportedly raised his voice in a shouting match with Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu and threatened to only support the government from the outside.

Channel 12 reports that Deri accused Netanyahu of backtracking on coalition negotiation promises and gave him an ultimatum.

“We responded to your requests and gave up the Treasury, which was close to my heart, and afterward the Negev and Galilee [ministry], to allow you to reach an agreement with Otzma Yehudit, and you are backtracking on agreements,” Deri reportedly shouted at Netanyahu.

“From our point of view it’s a crisis of trust,”  Deri says and then threatens not to enter a government with Netanyahu.

“Shas promised a right-wing government under Netanyahu and we will deliver. But if you don’t fulfill your obligations, we will give up on the portfolios and support the government from the outside,” he reportedly says.

The unsourced report does not specify which promises Likud was reneging on, nor did it present Netanyahu’s reaction, only describing the meeting as a “shouting match.”

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