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With demands unaddressed, Ra’am chair boycotts coalition leaders’ meet

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid (L), Yamina leader Naftali Bennett (C) and Ra'am leader Mansour Abbas sign a coalition agreement on June 2, 2021. (Courtesy of Ra'am)
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid (L), Yamina leader Naftali Bennett (C) and Ra'am leader Mansour Abbas sign a coalition agreement on June 2, 2021. (Courtesy of Ra'am)

Ra’am chair Mansour Abbas boycotted a meeting of coalition leaders that took place earlier this evening, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Ra’am announced that it was freezing its ties with the coalition earlier this month amid disagreements over the government’s conduct regarding the Temple Mount.

It said it would not return to the government until a list of demands were met, including a pledge from Israeli leadership to restore the status quo on the Temple Mount.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Abbas yesterday, though the sides apparently did not manage to patch things up, Kan says.

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