Elkin offers to appoint a deputy minister from Ra’am in his office — TV

Housing Minister Ze’ev Elkin (New Hope) has offered the Islamist Ra’am party a position of deputy minister in his office, Channel 12 reports. Mansour Abbas’s party is considering the offer, according to the report.

Both Elkin and Ra’am confirm the offer to the network, but deny it’s related to the coalition’s efforts to win the Arab party’s support for the so-called Palestinian “family reunification” law.

Ze’ev Elkin, at the time leaving his position as environmental protection minister, speaks at a ceremony at the Ministry of Environmental Protection in Jerusalem on May 18, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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