After an agreement with Shas was almost signed last night, also in the Otzma Yehudit sector, Likud is making significant progress towards signing the coalition agreement – in order to resolve the disputes, it was decided to split two ministries into four | The remaining disputes: implementation of ideological promises and various clauses
The talks to form a government: Likud and Otzma Yehudit are close to closing on a coalition agreement after this evening (Thursday) there was a breakthrough regarding the main dispute, but there are still a number of gaps that can be bridged.
Ben Gvir, who was already promised the Ministry of Internal Security immediately after the elections, insisted on the Ministry of the Negev and the Galilee and even announced that without influence on these areas he would not enter the government – except that this is a ministry that the Shas, who have held it for the past few years, demanded.
After several talks in the last two days, a compromise was agreed upon between the parties, when the case will be split: ‘Otzma Yehudit’ will hold the Negev and Galilee, Shas in the Periphery office. In addition, it was agreed that Ben Gabir will receive the inheritance case for a member of his list, which will be split from the Jerusalem office.
Ben Gvir and Goldknopf this week in the Knesset Photo: Yonatan Zindel, Flash 90.
However, despite the progress, gaps still remain between the parties, mainly on fundamental issues such as the implementation of Likud’s promises to regulate the young settlement and the holding of a five-year Yeshiva, and other sections in various areas. “There is great progress, but there is no signature yet,” the party said.
The progress with Ben Gvir comes after last night’s almost complete closure with Shas, with the hardest nuts to crack being “Torah Judaism” and Bezalel Smutrich – with whom there have been no talks since Tuesday, after an explosion following his claim that “Likud” withdrew from the summaries on the powers it would receive .