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Netanyahu meets with anti-LGBT party leader after threatened boycott of coalition

In this handout photo, Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with Noam faction chief Avi Maoz, at Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv, November 8, 2022. (Courtesy)
In this handout photo, Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with Noam faction chief Avi Maoz, at Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv, November 8, 2022. (Courtesy)

Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu meets with MK Avi Maoz, head of the anti-LGBT Noam party, as part of initial coalition talks with faction leaders in his right-religious bloc.

The meeting, which is also attended by Likud No. 2 Yariv Levin and Noam director-general Elkana Babad, is taking place at Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Maoz had threatened to boycott the expected next coalition unless separate talks were held with Noam, which ran as part of the far-right Religious Zionism slate. Noam is the smallest of the three factions that make up the electoral alliance, with only one of Religious Zionism’s 14 seats going to it.

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