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Likud reportedly wooing New Hope MK to follow in Silman’s footsteps

New Hope MK Sharren Haskel speaks during a vote on a medical marijuana reform bill, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on October 13, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
New Hope MK Sharren Haskel speaks during a vote on a medical marijuana reform bill, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on October 13, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Senior Likud officials have reached out to New Hope MK Sharren Haskel in an attempt to woo her away from the coalition and collapse the government, the Walla news site reports.

The offer passed along to Haskel’s associates consists of a reserved spot on the Likud list as well as a ministerial position if Likud chair Benjamin Netanyahu forms the next government, Walla says.

An identical offer was reportedly made to Yamina MK Idit Silman, who announced her resignation from the coalition last month, leaving the ruling bloc with just 60 MKs in the 120-seat Knesset.

Haskel’s office has denied the report.

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