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Haredi parties could ditch Netanyahu if status quo on religion preserved — report

Ahead of Naftali Bennett’s meeting today with Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Kan public broadcaster cites an official in the ultra-Orthodox parties telling the Yamina party chief that they would consider joining a center-left government without Netanyahu’s Likud if the status quo on religious matters in upheld.

The parties, which have been firmly aligned with Netanyahu for years, would reportedly consider the option if Bennett manages to ensure a government with secularists Yair Lapid and Avigdor Liberman won’t change the current state of affairs regarding religion and state.

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