Here are some facts about the state of the coalition talks for establishing a government of change. Warning: The following was true only as of the time of writing, Thursday afternoon.
1. Naftali Bennett (Yamina) hasn’t made up his mind. And if he has, he isn’t saying. Supposedly he is skipping back and forth between the two camps, from Benjamin Netanyahu to Yair Lapid and Gideon Sa’ar, and back again. In the bosom of the former, he doesn’t have a government, but he has had a safety seat installed for him: a possible merger between Yamina and Likud before the next election. On the other side, the position of prime minister awaits him in the most complicated coalition that the devil ever conceived. For Bennett it’s a matter of character, of courage, of leadership.