Lapid's Party Tells Likud It Won't Join 'Swollen' Coalition of 28 Israeli Ministers

Yesh Atid cancels scheduled meeting with Likud negotiating team; senior Likud official suggests there is a solution that will 'please Lapid as well.'

Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party on Wednesday canceled a meeting with Likud's coalition negotiating team, after members of Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu said the next government would have 28 ministers rather than the 18 that Lapid had demanded.