Ra’am leader Abbas says Netanyahu has called him repeatedly in recent days

Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas tells Army Radio that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called him repeatedly in recent days, including yesterday and Tuesday, in an effort to prevent him from joining the Lapid-Bennett coalition.

After the March election, Netanyahu and Abbas held talks on Ra’am supporting a Netanyahu-led coalition, but the talks were undermined by Religious Zionist party leader Betzalel Smotrich, who publicly opposed a government supported by Ra’am.

Likud MKs have since insisted that the talks never took place.

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