Jerusalem24 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making great efforts these days, seeking to form a new government before the legal deadline expires.
The “Globes” economic newspaper reported that Netanyahu met Tuesday with the leader of the “Right” party, Naftali Bennett, and offered to grant the party the ministerial portfolios that were given to the “Blue and White” party led by Defense Minister Benny Gantz, including the Ministry of the Army, Foreign Affairs and Culture.
According to the site, things appear positive so far between the two sides, as “Bennett” described the meeting as positive.
While the two are currently trying to pressure the leader of the “religious Zionism” party Bezalel Smotrich to dissuade him from his refusal to enter into a right-wing alliance based on the votes of the United Arab List party led by Mansour Abbas.
While Netanyahu needs two seats to have a viable government even with “Bennett, Smotrich” inside the government, and thus he seeks the support of one of the small parties from outside after “New Hope” leader Gideon Sa’ar refused to join the ranks of the new government.
During the last two days, no progress has been made in the endeavor to form the government, given the entity’s preoccupation with the holidays, which culminate on Thursday with the so-called “Independence” Day.