Merger talks on Israeli far-right collapse as parties blame each other

Negotiations for a unified far-right party break down as both Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit reach a dead end.

The hardline Otzma Yehudit party has been offered the 5th and 8th spots on the merged Knesset slate, but is insisting on getting either the 4th and 8th slots or 5th and 7th — a proposal rejected by Jewish Home.

Senior figures in Jewish Home have also threatened to quit the party if a deal is signed with Otzma Yehudit, Israel National News reports.

Both parties blame each other for the failure to reach an agreement, which will likely see them fail to reach the 3.25% electoral threshold in the April vote.

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