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Meretz faction leader hoping to find way for defector MK to work with coalition

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

MK Michal Rozin attends a Meretz faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on July 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Michal Rozin attends a Meretz faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on July 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Meretz faction leader Michal Rozin says that she’ll try to find a way to cooperate with the party’s newly defected MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi.

“I intend to do everything in my power to persuade my friend Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi to return to work with the coalition,” a statement from Rozin reads.

“Even if there are reasons to dismantle the government, none of them are better than the terrible alternative. I believe that this government has challenges that can be overcome. The broad interest is to do everything possible to prevent further elections and to block the return of the extreme right to the corridors of power,” Rozin adds.

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