Prime minister only has 1 day remaining to form a government, offers Yamina chief first rotation as premier

In a desperate bid to retain the influence over Israeli politics that he has held for more than two decades, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly offered Yamina head Naftali Bennett to try and form a right-wing coalition government. 

One of the alleged conditions of Netanyahu's support is that he would expect a series of measures in return that could help the incumbent premier out of his current legal difficulties.

Channel 12 News reported Sunday, according to The Times of Israel (TOI) that Netanyahu and Bennett held secret talks in a closed meeting - at the same time as the Yamina negotiating team met with representatives of the Yesh Atid faction - to discuss the details of a possible rotation between the two.

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In a separate report on Israeli outlet Walla, Netanyahu is rumored to have offered Bennett the deal on condition that the vacant Justice Ministry portfolio is given to the Likud party, coupled with passing a law that would permit the lawmakers to override Supreme Court decisions striking down Knesset (Israel Parliament) legislation.

Netanyahu's thinking appears to be two-fold; if Likud held the Justice Ministry, they could appoint a more sympathetic attorney general to replace Avichai Mandelblit when his tenure ends in a few months; or a Supreme Court override law would allow passing legislation to prevent putting a sitting prime minister on trial. Read more at i24