Wednesday , April 21 2021

Elections in Israel: Netanyahu asks parties in his bloc for oath of allegiance

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked three parties in his political bloc to sign an oath that they would support him for the next government, Channel 12 reported on Tuesday, a month before the March 23 election.

During elections, Netanyahu Shas, United Torah Judaism and Yamina had such oaths signed. This time he asked Shas, UTJ and the Religious Zionist Party.

The purpose of the oath is to prevent Netanyahu’s allies from negotiating with Gideon Sa’ar or Naftali Bennett for them to form the government.

The heads of Shas and UTJ have already signed the oath. Chief Religious Zionist Party Bezalel Smotrich is also expected to sign.

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