Likud MKs fight over potential cooperation with United Arab List

While some Likud members of Knesset see a potential in the Arab party Ra'am, that managed to reach the threshold, others cannot fathom such cooperation.

MK MANSOUR ABBAS (middle front) and members of the Arab Joint List vote  in December to dissolve the Knesset. (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
MK MANSOUR ABBAS (middle front) and members of the Arab Joint List vote in December to dissolve the Knesset.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Less than a day after the election polls closed, and the votes of the 24th Knesset elections are still being counted, an argument between Likud Party members arose. The disagreement was regarding cooperation with the Ra’am (United Arab List) Party, whose head is Mansour Abbas, and according to its current numbers (from Wednesday morning), passed the threshold.
As a result, Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi said this morning on Channel 12 news that, "in the current situation we see Mansour Abbas as a potential option." Likud MK Shlomo Karhi was quick to deny that, and tweeted, "There is absolutely no way." Hanegbi couldn't help but respond,"MK Shlomo Karhi? Let me Google that."
Karhi immediately attacked him on Twitter, "I think you should look up someone you don't know, instead of searching and being embarrassed. Hanegbi also isn't known in Gaza, and who knows if Tzachi isn't a follower of Gideon [Sa’ar], who stayed in Likud."
As a result of the discourse, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu banned the interviews of members of his list until further notice, following the media quarrel.