Former Labor leader Yacimovich slams 'Netanyahu's government nightmare'; MKs reiterate strong opposition to joining slim coalition.
Labor MKs say continued talk of becoming part of coalition is hampering the party’s efforts to be a fighting opposition.
Knesset legal adviser tells government it must detail potential cost of increasing number of cabinet ministers; High Court gives state until Monday morning to respond to Yesh Atid petition.
Amendment to Basic Law would enable Netanyahu to appoint ministers without portfolio and increase the number of deputy ministers in the next coalition; if Knesset rejects bill, coalition likely to dissolve.
Coalition agreements contradict opinion approved by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that the government must stop funding the Settlement Division.
Maybe they’re waiting for a phone call inviting them to join the government, charges Yesh Atid leader.
Netanyahu plans to have the Knesset repeal a law limiting the size of the cabinet; Zionist Union opposition urges MKs to stymie move.
If the bill becomes law, an NGO seeking a tax exemption for a contribution from a foreign state will require ministerial and Knesset approval.
Habayit Hayehudi will hold education, justice and agriculture portfolios; education budget and soldier salaries will be raised, NGO bill expected to pass.
Details of deal between Likud and Habayit Hayehudi will be worked out and disclosed next week, ahead of the swearing-in of the new government.