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Giving alternative gov’t a chance, Orbach delays Knesset dispersal process to Monday

Although the Knesset approved the first of four votes on Wednesday to voluntarily disband, rebel Yamina MK Nir Orbach will halt the dispersal process until Monday to give the Likud-led…

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Lapid: If Orbach gets reserved spot on Likud list, we’ll probe if it’s legal

Amid reports that Yamina MK Nir Orbach is negotiating for a guaranteed spot on Likud’s party slate, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said Monday that trading reserved slots for votes against…

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Yamina rebel Orbach said nearing deal to defect to Likud

Yamina MK Nir Orbach and the opposition Likud party have agreed on the main points of his potential defection, Channel 12 news has reported. The agreement would see Orbach getting…

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As Orbach departs, even the coalition is no longer convinced it can survive

Yamina MK Nir Orbach quit Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition on Monday, dropping the ailing political alliance into the Knesset minority — two seats behind the divided but determined opposition.…

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Yamina MK Nir Orbach quits coalition, dropping ruling bloc into minority

Yamina MK Nir Orbach announced Monday that he was no longer part of the coalition, again dropping the ruling bloc to minority status in the Knesset with just 59 seats.…

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All eyes on Orbach as Yamina MK set to meet Bennett ahead of possible defection

Amid mounting rumors that he is gearing up to defect from the coalition, Yamina MK Nir Orbach was set to meet his party chief, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, on Thursday…

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Yamina’s Orbach said in talks to ditch coalition for Likud; MK denies reports

Nir Orbach, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, was in talks to join the opposition’s Likud party, according to Wednesday reports, as the governing coalition appeared headed…

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