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Eli Yishai rejects Netanyahu’s offer to become minister, merge with Jewish Home

Yachad party leader Eli Yishai announces he rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to hand him a ministerial portfolio after the April elections if he joins forces with the Jewish Home and is placed 8th on its Knesset slate.

Netanyahu has been pushing for a merger between right-wing and far right parties, fearing wasted votes if some run alone and don’t gather enough votes to get into the parliament.

Yishai makes the decision after consulting with his rabbi, Meir Mazuz.

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