Dozens of right-wing activists have, for several hours, been staging a loud protest next to Yamina MK Nir Orbach’s home, pressuring him to oppose the emerging government spearheaded by his party leader Naftali Bennett.
Meanwhile, the Kan public broadcaster reports that officials in the “change bloc” estimate that Orbach will not prevent the government’s formation. Orbach indicated earlier today that he would not defect to Netanyahu’s bloc, even though reports are saying he has not made a final decision.
Referring to leader of the Islamist Ra’am party, which is part of the emerging coalition, Kan quotes Orbach as telling his associates: “I know who [Mansour] Abbas is. I don’t want to sit with him in one government.”