Yamina expected to stay out of government, for now

Yamina is expected to stay out of the “national emergency” government being formed between Likud and Blue and White, with senior members of the right-wing party reportedly angry at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over certain aspects of the deal.

Netanyahu and Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett nonetheless just spoke on the phone about the recently achieved unity government. The two sides agreed to meet after Holocaust Memorial Day, a statement from Bennett’s office says.

According to the deal signed by Netanyahu and Gantz, the government of 32 ministers will be expanded to 36, after the “emergency period” during the coronavirus crisis, leaving open the possibility of Yamina joining at a later date.

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