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After Bennett cuts talks with ‘change bloc,’ PM said to dampen offer to Yamina significantly

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with then-defense minister and Yamina leader Naftali Bennett during a meeting with the heads of right-wing parties in the Knesset on March 4, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with then-defense minister and Yamina leader Naftali Bennett during a meeting with the heads of right-wing parties in the Knesset on March 4, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

After Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett severed talks with the so-called “change bloc” aiming to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Walla news site reports that the premier has toned back his original offer to the right-wing party head significantly.

In their previous round of talks while Netanyahu still had the government-forming mandate, the prime minister’s party offered that Bennett serve first as premier in a rotational agreement in addition to a merger proposal that would reserve eight spots on the Likud list for Yamina and a pledge to pass legislation instituting term limits for the premier post.

Netanyahu has now rescinded that proposal and is now offering “far less” to Yamina after it appeared to have all but burned its bridges with the change bloc, Walla reports.

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