Herzog quashes unity government rumors as Zionist Union, Likud MKs protest

May 12, 2016 20:42

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Unon) denied he is close to an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a national unity government Thursday.

Herzog’s quashed the rumors after talk among political insiders that his party would join the coalition in the coming days reached a fever pitch.

The Likud also denied an agreement had been reached, saying the gaps between their party and the Zionist Union remained too large.

“For the past year, I have been asked to join the government every day, and I always answered: It does not interest me to sit without a hand on the steering wheel. I am not the decorations committee,” Herzog said.

The Zionist Union chairman said he has yet to receive an offer that he would take seriously.

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