PM said to offer ministerial position to Eli Yishai if he unites with Jewish Home

Hebrew-language media reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met yesterday with far-right Yachad party leader Eli Yishai and promised to offer him a ministerial position if he accepts Jewish Home’s merger proposal.

According to the deal, Yishai would become 8th on the unified Knesset slate in the upcoming Knesset elections. Netanyahu has been pushing for a merger between right-wing and far right parties, fearing wasted votes if some run alone and don’t gather enough votes to get into the parliament.

Yishai’s associates say that nevertheless, he is leaning toward rejecting the offer.

Leader of the Yachad political party Eli Yishai on his campaign tour, March 08, 2015. (photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90)

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed