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  •  They can do it with Deri but not Yishai. (2+ / 0-)
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    livosh1, ortheother

    And Yesh Atid and Labor would collude but Likud Betainu gets first crack at forming the Government.

    What I hope is that Yesh Atid turns down Bibi and his false promises OR gets their agreement in writing. Because like Labor, and Kadima - those that fall for Bibi's bullshit end up getting back bench status in the end.

    "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

    by volleyboy1 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:09:48 PM PST

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    •  This is correct (1+ / 0-)
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      Deri is less stridently to the right than Yishai.  If Deri wants to take Shas into a Labor coalition, he needs Ovadiah Yosef's support.  My guess is that "Maran" as they call him would likely side with Yishai on this point, but he's unpredictable.  He's supported territorial compromise in the past.  But he's also made unambiguously racist statements comparing Palestinians to donkeys and snakes.  And his price might prove too high for Lapid, as it would almost certainly have to do with the conversion law and cutting subsidies to their schools and yeshivot.

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