Jewish Home leader likens talks to birth, says negotiations are ‘two fingers dilated’; Yesh Atid denies Lapid was offered Finance Ministry

With time running out on coalition talks, some Israeli political leaders Friday morning sought to temper assessments that a deal that would see the Yesh Atid and Jewish Home parties join a presumptive Likud-led coalition was imminent.

Naftali Bennett, the leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party, likened the talks to a birth, and, while indicating that a coalition was all but inevitable, cautioned that a deal with Netanyahu hadn’t quite crowned.... Read More: Times of Israel