Israeli legislators from the Labor Party and National Religious Party met to discuss the possibility of forging political ties. The meeting was intended to signal to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that former links between Labor and the national religious camp could be renewed, political observers said. The NRP has been threatening to bring down the government if it transfers additional West Bank lands to the Palestinian Authority.
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