Yamina MK tells associates he intends to back ‘change government’ — TV

Yamina MK Nir Orbach has told associates he intends to back the “change government,” Channel 12 news reports.

Orbach, who has yet to publicly announce his position on the proposed government his party chief Naftali Bennett agreed to form with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, has been facing intense pressure to oppose the proposed coalition.

The network also publishes a screenshot of a message that Orbach received today inviting him to his own funeral. The message says the funeral will be held tonight and accuses Orbach of having “supported a government that harmed Shabbat and Torah study and brought Reform [Jews] and assimilation to the Holy Land,” according to a screenshot from the network.

Another message included an invitation for mourners to sit shiva.

Associates of Orbach say in response: “The time has come to snap out of it.”

Yamina MK Nir Orbach arrives for a meeting with party leader Naftali Bennett at the latter’s home in Ra’anana on June 4, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

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