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Under intense right-wing pressure, Yamina MKs to meet Friday at Bennett’s home

Yamina chief Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid are seen on Wednesday evening, as they inform President Reuven Rivlin they have succeeded in forming a government, June 2, 2021 (Courtesy)
Yamina chief Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid are seen on Wednesday evening, as they inform President Reuven Rivlin they have succeeded in forming a government, June 2, 2021 (Courtesy)

Amid growing pressure on members of his party from the right to defect from the nascent unity coalition, Yamina leader Naftali Bennett summons the MKs to his home in Ra’anana for a meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m.

The move comes after Yamina MK Nir Orbach was the only member of the Lapid-Bennett coalition to refuse to support the coalition’s bid to remove Likud’s Yariv Levin as Knesset speaker, and amid plans by Likud and Religious Zionism to organize large protests outside the homes of Yamina MKs.

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