“Meeting the party’s leader, Likud’s Ayoub Kara asserts that unlike the Joint List, Ra’am ‘doesn’t deny Israel’s existence’”

With Netanyahu lacking majority, Likud MK gives Islamist Ra’am a kosher stamp
by Staff
March 27, 2021

A Knesset member in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party met Saturday with Ra’am chief Mansour Abbas, whose Islamist faction has emerged as a potential kingmaker after the fourth inconclusive elections in two years. Netanyahu repeatedly ruled out relying on Ra’am to form a government in the run-up to the March 23 elections, calling the party anti-Zionist. However, some Likud lawmakers have entertained partnering with Ra’am following this week’s elections, which saw the premier and his right-wing religious allies again fall short of a majority. READ MORE

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