Communist Party of Israel

Yesh Atid leader, MK Yair Lapid met with the Joint List’s leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) and senior list MK Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al) at a Tel Aviv hotel on Thursday, April 1, towards President Reuven Rivlin’s consultations next week with Knesset parties on who should be tasked first with forming the next government. The meeting came amidst continued political deadlock following last the March 23 election, which saw neither Netanyahu’s allies nor his rivals muster enough seats to form a coalition. The anti-Netanyahu bloc, a patchwork of Zionist left, right and centrist factions, is also just shy of a majority. Netanyahu, who is on trial on corruption charges, faces a bloc of 57 lawmakers, led by the centrist Yesh Atid party, who are seeking to end his unprecedented 12 consecutive years in power. The Islamist United Arab List party (Ra’am), headed by MK Mansour Abbas and MK Naftali Bennett’s far-right Yamina have…

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Lapid Meets Joint List Leaders in Effort to Stave Off Netanyahu Gov’t