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  2/21/2013, Adar 11, 5773

Likud Sources: 'Bennett Soon to be in Coalition'


Likud/Beytenu sources predicted this morning that the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party will soon join the coalition. They claimed that Bennett's attacks on the Likud for signing an agreement with Tzipi Livni are proof that he is giving in, and that an agreement with him is close to being finalized.

If Netanyahu is forced to conduct new elections because of Bennett, Jewish Home voters will be furious at the waste of 12 Knesset seats, they said. If Netanyahu decides to form a government with Livni, Mofaz and Yehimovich (Labor), those same voters will be enraged as they counted on Bennett to tip Netanyahu rightwards, they added in an interview on Israel's Army Radio.