Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu party chairman MK Avigdor Liberman have decided to meet together on Thursday to discuss a possible coalition, according to Likud sources who said the two men discussed the unity government negotiations with the Blue and White party on Wednesday evening.
According to the sources, the two men scheduled a meeting for Thursday morning at 9:30 am in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Netanyahu reportedly told Liberman, “There is no point in wasting the state’s time. We’ll meet, see if it’s serious, and we’ll make a decision accordingly.”
Liberman has maintained that he will not be partners in a coalition government with strictly religious parties; he wrote on Facebook that he has not changed his mind. He wrote that he still intends to try to convince Netanyahu to abandon his religious partners in the right-wing bloc to form a unity government with the Blue and White party and Yisrael Beytenu.
Netanyahu’s coalition partners, including Shas and United Torah Judaism, gave a green light for him to negotiate with Yisrael Beytenu.