Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly Saturday night with the former head of Shas, Eli Yishai, amid reports that the prime minister intends to build a bloc of right-wing parties ahead of the next general election.
Yishai was spotted leaving the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem at 9:50pm Israel time by neighbors of Netanyahu. The former minister in Netanyahu governments confirmed Sunday that he had met with the prime minister.
"It was just a friendly meeting," Yishai told The Jerusalem Post. "We are friends. The meeting was one on one."