Municipal leaders from the Likud party have called on the Yisrael Beytenu party to "come home," Maariv reported.
These leaders are planning to hold a conference in Petah Tikva with the goal of convincing Yisrael Beytenu Chairman MK Avigdor Liberman to join a narrow right-wing coalition, essentially re-creating the government as it was between 2015-2018.
Separately, Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz called on the Labor-Gesher party to join a coalition.
In an interview with Army Radio, Katz said, "[Labor Chairman MK] Amir Peretz is caught in a promise...since when does the Labor party rule out sitting with the Likud? Since when do [former Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin's successors rule out sitting with the Likud?"
After Israeli prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to form a government, Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz was tasked with the job. However, Gantz as well failed to form a government within the allocated time.
Following Gantz's failure, the Knesset began a 21-day period in which any MK can attempt to form a coalition by garnering the support of 61 MKs. If no one succeeds in forming a coalition by next week - when the grace period ends - Israel will be forced to hold very unpopular third elections.