News Brief 2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773
Will Shas be the Next to Join?
As Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua party joins Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition, it seems Shas may be next in line.
Shas MK Aryeh Deri, one of the party’s three heads, called Livni on Tuesday evening to congratulate her on having joined the government. Livni thanked him, and said she expected to see Shas sign a deal with Netanyahu soon, as well.
Deri praised Netanyahu’s choice to bring Livni in to the coalition. “Tzipi Livni, with her experience, will certainly have much to contribute when it comes to the challenges we face,” he said.