Ra’am party leader to make statement at 8 p.m.; hasn’t decided whom to back as PM

Ra’am party chairman Mansour Abbas will deliver a prime time address at 8 p.m. today, reiterating his push for greater cooperation between the Arab and Jewish communities.

However, the Islamist party still hasn’t decided whom to back as prime minister or even whether it will back a candidate.

Officials in the southern branch of the Islamic Movement say there are disagreements within the Ra’am-affiliated movement regarding the question of whether to back Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bloc, the anti-Netanyahu bloc or neither.