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After meeting Bennett, Yamina MK Orbach seems to indicate he won’t defect

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett concludes his meeting with his party MK Nir Orbach, who has opposed a bid to quickly elect a new Knesset speaker to expedite the swearing-in of the new government and is said to be weighing thwarting the government’s razor-thin majority.

But minutes later, Orbach tweets that he is with Bennett and will do “everything” to ensure his efforts to benefit the country succeed in the long-term.

“I have no intention of holding talks with those who didn’t make any effort over the last two months to form a right-wing government,” he says, seemingly signaling he isn’t contemplating a defection to the Netanyahu-led bloc.

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