Nonetheless, in a Monday meeting of his party, Lapid did not sound optimistic. “The coalition negotiations are far from being over.” According to Lapid, “There are a lot of open issues and we must remember that Israeli politics is a politics of surprise.
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Together with this, I hope the prime minister and our potential partners succeed in establishing a decent, stable government that succeeds in focusing on what is good for the country and not what is good for the politicians; and that in the four or five upcoming years, we work to improve the lives of Israeli citizens, including the haredi citizens, who have yet to understand that Yesh Atid is not against them, it is actually the opposite.”
Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett spoke with Likud-Beitenu number two man MK Avigdor Leiberman. A senior Likud-Beitenu source said that the discussions with Habayit Hayehudi were “positive” and that there was significant progress.
Attila Somfalvi contributed to this report.
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