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

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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