There are only eight new MKs this time, and another nine are returning from past stints as legislators, which means that 103 members of the 22nd Knesset will be sworn in for the second time in 2019.
The meeting ended with the two parties issuing statements summarizing the meeting in which they both complained that the other party did not want to talk about what really mattered.
Yahya confirmed that Mansour Abbas, Natan Eshel and Miki Zohar met before the dissolving of the Knesset.
"On the eve of the year 5780 (the upcoming Hebrew year), the year of corrections, there will not be a government in Israel for an extended period..."
“He told at least one person directly that his ambitions included becoming Israel’s prime minister,” Eliot Brown wrote.
Is it time yet for courageous leadership?
“I want to lead Arab politics from a politics of protest to a politics of influence. We are 20% of Israel’s population, and we are needed to bring equality, democracy and social justice to Israel.”
There are two paths forward...
Blue and White rejects unity government, vows not to surrender to Netanyahu
Yisrael Beytenu leader again calls for Netanyahu and Gantz to form national unity govt with him and without ultra-Orthodox and religious-Zionist parties.