Mon 11 Feb 2013

Israeli PM Netanyahu meets nationalist Bennett to discuss new coalition

  • By Yafit Lazar
  • Last Update: 3 years ago
  • Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel

Netanyahu will look to tempt Bennett to join his coalition


For the first time since the January 22 elections, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett to discuss the possibility of forming a coalition government.

Netanyahu, who has said he wants a wide national unity coalition, met with Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid on February 7. Lapid is reported to have supported forming a coalition with Bennett in an attempt to block religious parties from joining the government. - Report: Netanyahu, Bennett to meet for coalition talks

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