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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
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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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