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Major progress said made on bringing rebel Meretz MK back into coalition

Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi is seen after an interview with Channel 12 news, at the network's studio in Neve Ilan, on May 19, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi is seen after an interview with Channel 12 news, at the network's studio in Neve Ilan, on May 19, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Significant progress has been made in talks between the coalition and rebel Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi after she pulled her support for the government this week, according to reports.

Both the Haaretz daily and Kan public broadcaster quote a coalition source involved in the talks saying the matter will be resolved in the coming two days.

According to Haaretz, Rinawie Zoabi will rejoin the coalition and not quit the Knesset. The newspaper says that she was promised during talks over the weekend that funds will be transferred to build new hospital wings in Nazareth, where she lives.

“She wants credit for a few issues so we will give it to her, as well as attention, and thus the crisis will be behind us,” the source says.

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