The Yesh Atid party’s refusal to take a paid position in the World Zionist Executive left former MKs Dov Lipman and Pnina Tamnu-Shata without a paid position in the World Zionist Organization deal that was signed Tuesday.
The WZO deal, which was finalized at 2 a.m., divides up both salaried and volunteer positions among the parties and religious streams that make up the organization. Yesh Atid was the only party not to sign the deal.
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid was not willing to authorize a deal that gave the WZO’s chairmanship and settlement division to Bayit Yehudi and the leadership of the Keren Kayemet Le’Israel (KKL)’s education department to Shas. He said his party was formed to fight political corruption, so he could not be part of such a deal.