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Once Hailed as Israel’s Arab Kingmaker, Mansour Abbas Is Now on the Brink

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Anyone who speaks with the chairman of the United Arab List these days – and it’s not easy to speak with Mansour Abbas, because the party adopted an especially miserly media policy – hears a man on the brink. We can’t go on any longer – the members of the coalition have already received what they wanted, they are ministers, they have ministries, we have not yet received anything. If we don’t get too, we won’t vote for the state budget in the final votes; and yes, I understand that the government will fall and we’ll have another election.

They say in the UAL that already a month ago, the order was given to get ready for an election. Is it possible that all this is just the sound of “Hold onto me or I’ll jump?” Of course. Is it possible that UAL only wants to improve its negotiating position against the Finance Ministry before the final votes on the budget in early November? Without a doubt. But in the same breath the frustration in the UAL is enormous.

If we were in a government with extreme rightist Bezalel Smotrich and Benjamin Netanyahu, it wouldn’t have happened, a........

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