Mansour Abbas leaning towards supporting Netanyahu government from outside

United Arab List chairman reportedly ready to support minority Likud government on condition Itamar Ben Gvir is not a minister.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Mnasour Abbas
Mnasour Abbas

A senior member of the United Arab List (Ra'am) said that the party's chairman, Mansour Abbas, is leaning towards supporting a right-wing government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Kan News reported.

According to the senior official, the support will be conditional on Itamar Ben Gvir not serving as a minister in this government, and Abbas' position may change if he receives better offers from the bloc of Netanyahu's opponents.

Channel 12 News reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu's contingency plan includes the formation of a temporary minority government based on the outside support of UAL, but he will be required to convince his partners in the Religious Zionism party, who currently oppose any such cooperation.

Abbas has met in recent days with the leaders of the parties in the anti-Netanyahu bloc. The most recent leader he met with was Labor chairperson Merav Michaeli.

To date, Abbas has not received any significant offers from any politicians, and he is currently expecting a better offer from Netanyahu.