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        1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

      Leftist 'Modesty Police' Targets Netanyahu Negotiator


      Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid announced Sunday that he will refuse to conduct coalition negotiations with Natan Eshel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's trusted negotiator. Eshel admitted last year to improper behavior involving a female staffer in the Prime Minister's Office. As part of a plea deal, he resigned from his position in the PMO staff and was permanently banned from public service. Despite this, Netanyahu reportedly wanted Eshel to act as an informal negotiator in the current coalition talks.