Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon would be willing to give up his dream job of finance minister if it would enable opposition leader Isaac Herzog to join a national-unity government, Kahlon said Monday, in an interview with the newspaper Yediot Aharonot.
There have been reports over the past two weeks about generous offers Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made to Labor to join the coalition. Zionist Union and Labor head Isaac Herzog declined to rule out entering the government in a Channel 1 interview Sunday.
Kahlon has been pushing to Netanyahu to expand the government for months. Widening the coalition would make it easier for Kahlon to pass the 2015-2016 state budget and implement his socioeconomic agenda.