Analysis || Netanyahu needs Kadima centrists in his Likud circle, and Mofaz needs a home
Getting Kadima head Shaul Mofaz to join Likud will enlarge the ruling party's Knesset faction to 33 seats, and more importantly, will widen the gap between the Knesset's right-wing and center-left blocs to 63-57.
Over the coming days, people in the prime minister's circle will be emphasizing the wonderful chemistry, as well as the physical and ideological similarity, between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid. This is good for creating a pleasant atmosphere for coalition negotiations and good for reassuring the world that now a moderate government will be formed in Jerusalem "that will promote the peace...
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