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News Brief

  10/10/2012, Tishrei 24, 5773

Will Netanyahu Join with Kadima & Labor?


As the announcement of early elections proliferates, more experts weigh in on the future. Professor Avi Diskin, a political scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya said he believes Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will incorporate parties such as Kadima, Labor and the new Yesh Atid parties in his coalition. Such parties represent a more secular constituency and those that leans toward territorial compromise. This would be a departure from the current coalition which incorporates such parties as the Jewish Home, Yisrael Beiteniu and Shas, which represent a religious constituency, residents of Judea and Samaria and those that believe in greater Israel.
 
"The glory days of religious Zionism receiving ten seats have gone away. Netanyahu will prefer to rely on others," he stated in an interview iwth Arutz Sheva news.