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Update COVID-19 03 November 2020

03 November 2020 — Seven (7) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1604 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to five thousand, one hundred, and sixty-two (5162). To date, four thousand, nine hundred, and thirty (4930) patients have recovered, including eight (8) in the past 24 hours. The number…
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    Shaked, number two in Yamina, continued to defend Bennett, noting the long history the two politicians share. 

    “My path alongside Bennett has been a long one. We entered the public sphere together. I’m not sure there is any precedent to the trust that exists between us,” she wrote.

    “I want to make this clear: Naftali came to the negotiations table with Netanyahu with clean hands, an open heart and a deep desire… he turned every stone to try and make a right-wing government a reality – I saw it with my own eyes,” Shaked stressed. 

    “I can understand the frustration and the anger, but I won’t allow such wild accusations,” she wrote, referring to both Netanyahu’s attacks on Bennett and to those from within Yamina. 

    Earlier on Wednesday, Bennett suffered quite a setback when a little-known MK in his faction announced he would not support the formation of a unity government with left-wing parties.  

    MK Amichai Chikli, who was fifth on the list, wrote to Bennett that he could not back a government with left-wing parties, and blasted him for breaking promises to form a right-wing government, not to sit in a coalition with Meretz and not to rotate as prime minister with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid. 

    On Tuesday night, Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government expired, making it his third failed attempt in two years.

    Now, with the mandate having been given to the Yesh Atid head by President Reuven Rivlin, Lapid and Bennett intend to engage in marathon talks to form a unity government beginning Thursday. 

    Shaked concluded her supportive post by exerting confidence in Bennett’s ability to overcome any challenge he may face toward forming a government. 

    “I know Naftali well and believe in his honesty, in his great love for this nation and in his ability to transcend and overcome difficult situations,” she concluded. 

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