Modiin-Maccabim-Reut mayor turns down offer to join Likud

Haim Bibas, chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel and mayor of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut, turns down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to join Likud on a reserved party spot.

Bibas says he supports Likud, but prefers to remain in city politics.

Haim Bibas, mayor of Modiin and Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)