Report: Netanyahu Coalition is Close to Coming Together
Arutz Sheva – Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu met with Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon for some three hours Sunday, as sources in the Likud said that the two were “close” to a coalition deal. The meeting between the two party heads was held to break through some of the issues that have apparently been holding up a deal, the sources said.
The main stumbling blocks to an agreement, the sources said, was Kahlon’s insistence on being given a wide a array of “tools” that he claims he needs to bring down the cost of living, including food and housing. Already before the elections Netanyahu named Kahlon as his Finance Minister, a post the Kulanu head said was a “make or break” condition of his joining a government. Besides that, however, Kahlon also asked for a number of other portfolios, including Housing, which the sources said he is likely to get.