Peres expected to ask Netanyahu to form coalition

January 31, 2013 22:52


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


President Shimon Peres is expected to invite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to form the next government on Saturday night, after 82 MKs from six parties recommended the latter on Thursday and Wednesday.

Meanwhile, likely coalition partners continued to discuss the next government before negotiations officially began.Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett met Thursday night, where they discussed the budget, and equality in the burden of national service. They agreed to continue talking in the future.

Liberman inquired as to Bennett's willingness to join a coalition with Yesh Atid but without haredi parties, or to form a bloc of religious and right-wing parties, leaving Yesh Atid out of the coalition, a Bayit Yehudi source said. The source would not divulge Bennett's answer, explaining the party is interested in joining the coalition, and it is Netanyahu's job to decide who else he wants to include.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 26, 2019
Iran will defend itself against any aggression - Zarif