Deri vows no compromise to form coalition

Shas leader Arye Deri refused to give in on Saturday night on the one remaining issue of cabinet portfolios preventing the formation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government ahead of Wednesday’s deadline.

Deri confirmed that he will be given the Economy portfolio held by Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett in the outgoing government, and that he also would become religious affairs minister.

Bayit Yehudi has demanded to receive a deputy minister under Deri in the Religious Services Ministry, and in return has offered Shas a deputy in the Education Ministry under Bennett.


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