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Likud MK says it ‘will be difficult’ to bring Deri back as a minister

Likud MK David Bitan seen during a vote in a Knesset plenum session in Jerusalem, December 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK David Bitan seen during a vote in a Knesset plenum session in Jerusalem, December 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK David Bitan tells Army Radio that it will be difficult for the government to bring Shas chief Aryeh Deri back as a minister after the High Court barred him from office.

“It will be difficult to bring Deri back to the government,” Bitan says. “Netanyahu don’t want to get to a ‘dual-leader’ situation that there was with [Yair] Lapid and [Naftali] Bennett,” says the MK, referring to the rotation deal between the former prime ministers, with each holding the post of alternate prime minister while the other was in office.

“We’re checking all the options, but it’s completely clear that there is no alternative — without Shas and without Deri there will be no keeping this government alive.”

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