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The Emotional Lawmakers Toppling Israel's Government

Bennett's people are begging right-winger Nir Orbach to save the ruling coalition by not quitting it, while the government's wayward Arab legislator, Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, is revealing her hatred for her left-wing party

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter

Tuesday evening, after the White House officially announced the date of President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel, MK Nir Orbach’s cellphone rang on his way to a family vacation up north. The caller was someone very close to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Orbach, more than a day into his temper tantrum (it’s his turn now), was begged to shelve his threat to vote for dissolving the Knesset, at least until after the visit.

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