r/MiddleEastNews - Palestinian Arab party becomes surprise kingmaker

Israel’s election brought a surprise when a conservative Palestinian Arab party crossed the threshold to enter parliament and its leader emerged Wednesday as a possible kingmaker.
Mansour Abbas and his Ra’am party — unlike other Arab political groups before it — have not ruled out joining an Israeli government.
“We are prepared to engage” with either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s camp or his rivals, Abbas told Israeli radio while stressing that “I’m not in anyone’s pocket.”



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