Peres to open preliminary coalition consultations || Lapid and Bennett coordinating moves to outflank ultra-Orthodox in next coalition
The link between Lapid and Bennett sends a clear signal to Netanyahu that both are serious about confronting the Haredi conscription issue.
President Shimon Peres is expected Wednesday to open consultations with the parties elected to the new Knesset, after which he will announce who he will given the task of forming the next government. Representatives of Likud- Yisrael Beiteinu and Yesh Atid are expected to be the first to meet with Peres this evening, as they are the two largest factions in the incoming Knesset.
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