Here's What’s Stopping Bennett From Forming an Israeli Unity Government

Fears of enraging his constituency and facing a powerful Likud-led opposition are just two factors perturbing the right-wing leader as he mulls forging a broad cabinet

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The coming days will be a big test for Yamina Chairman Naftali Bennett. The leaders of the anti-Netanyahu bloc say their ability to form a unity government hinges mainly on the willingness of this right-wing leader to cross the Rubicon and join forces with parties far to his left.

“Naftali has to decide that he’s going to do that. It’s a difficult decision to make psychologically and politically, but the minute he tells us he’s ready to form a coalition with us, the path to swearing in a government will be short,” one senior source in the pro-change bloc said.

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