Herzog Faces Party Revolt

YERUSHALAYIM -

In the wake of his failed attempt to bring the Zionist Camp party into the government, Isaac Herzog now must contend with MKs demanding his resignation for his perceived mishandling of the affair.

The party insurrection took the form of the boycott of a meeting Herzog called for Sunday, an estimated third of the MKs refusing to attend, Arutz Sheva reported.

Netanyahu said he would still welcome Zionist Camp in a coalition even broader than Yisrael Beytenu’s (67 MKs).

“We are in the midst of efforts to expand the coalition,” Netanyahu said Sunday. “I think that a wider coalition will help us meet the many challenges that we face and also to take advantage of opportunities.”

Herzog responded that he cannot join a coalition with Liberman.

The Labor MKs boycotting Herzog’s meeting on Sunday included Shelly Yechimovich, Erel Margalit, Stav Shaffir, Yossi Yona, Hilik Bar, Miki Rosenthal and Omer Bar-Lev.