Yishai and Ben-Ari close to technical merger

After weeks of denying that he planned on running with Ben-Ari, Eli Yishai appears close to an agreement with the former Ichud Leumi MK.

The idea behind the merger is to form a “technical bloc” that would allow the party to cross the electoral threshold. Immediately after the election, Yishai intends to join a right wing government should it arise while Ben-Ari, who would be a persona non grata even in a right wing coalition, would head to the opposition.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/671/849.html