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First picture: Netanyahu sits down with Ben Gvir for first post-election talk

Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu (left) speaks to Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir (second from right) for informal coalition talks at a Likud party office in Tel Aviv on November 7, 2022. (Courtesy)
Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu (left) speaks to Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir (second from right) for informal coalition talks at a Likud party office in Tel Aviv on November 7, 2022. (Courtesy)

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is sitting down with Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir at Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv for informal coalition talks.

While Netanyahu carefully avoided being photographed with the extreme-right lawmaker throughout the campaign, his office now releases a photo of the pair chatting this afternoon.

Ben Gvir has publicly declared that he will demand the position of public security minister in the next government.

Yesterday, Netanyahu met separately with Religious Zionism chief Bezalel Smotrich in Jerusalem, though Ben Gvir and Smotrich have vowed to negotiate their entry into the next government as a unit.

Entering the Likud HQ building, Ben Gvir says, “With God’s help, we’ll act to establish a full, full right-wing government.”

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