MK Omer Yankelevich explained that she is not thinking of leaving the party blue and white.
Yankelevich, a haredi MK of the Israel Resilience faction of the Blue and White party, wrote in his Facebook account: "What a pleasure to wake up in the morning with the news that I am being sought in Likud, detailing the creative" efforts "to make me defect, I apologize in advance for having to destroy a good color story, but those who know me know that this fantasy has no chance – it's a complete lie. "
She added, "I joined the Israel Resilience party and the Blue and White party not as an employment agreement or as a political refuge. I believe in the path of Benny Gantz: his leadership, his path and the new speech he is trying I support you because of your belief in man and his ability to contain different worldviews, while creating a fruitful and empowering dialogue. "
"I have a moral social mission in mind, and it is only my conscience that guides me in my social and political activities, so it has been so far and so it will be in every field and subject that I will require. ugly type does not exist in my conceptual world, "concluded Yankelevich.
This morning, Yediot Ahronot reported that Natan Eshel, one of Likud's officials who leads the party coalition negotiations, is actively working to lead several members of the faction's blue-and-white party – and Likud.
One of Eshel's top targets is rookie MK Omer Yankelevich, a haredi MK of the Israel Resilience faction of the Blue and White party – and the only female parliamentarian haredi in the Knesset.
According Yediot Eshel has tried to use connections in the haredi world to encourage Yankelevich to abandon the Blue and White party in favor of Likud. Eshel's efforts include including investigations into which rabbis Yankelevich is most likely to be influenced.
Eshel offered the first time that MK chairs the Knesset commission.
Likud hopes to recruit at least one blue-and-white MK, allowing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to form a close 61 MK coalition without Yisrael Beytenu's party of former Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman.
Currently 65 MKs, including the five-member delegation from Yisrael Beytenu, have supported Netanyahu as prime minister. Without Yisrael Beytenu, Netanyahu would be unable to form a right-wing religious coalition. The Blue and White party discarded the formation of a unity government with Netanyahu.
"We do not have a government without your vote," Eshel told haredi officials. "If we get your vote, then Netanyahu will have a government without Evet [Liberman].
"We want her to leave Blue and White and come to Likud. She will be chairing an important committee that deals with issues related to the haredi community. It will not just be another MK without any influence within the Blue and White. "
Eshel denied the allegations, saying, "This kind of report is good for me, but we do not ask for it and we are not interested in it or the others. We are happy with 65 [MKs] that we have. "