Livni denies reports that Zionist Union in talks to join Netanyahu’s coalition

Zionist Union co-leader Tzipi Livni denied reports Thursday that the faction was in talks to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.

"There are absolutely no talks for the Zionist Union to join the Netanyahu government. There is a gaping chasm between us," Livni said in response to a report in Ha’aretz that President Reuven Rivlin was serving as a mediator between the two sides.

Livni told Israel Radio that she had asked her Zionist Union co-leader Isaac Herzog if there was truth to claims by Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On that, following the Iranian nuclear deal, the Zionist Union would be joining the coalition within two weeks. "He said that the issue had not even come up in the meeting he had Tuesday with Netanyahu," Livni said.


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