Negotiations advance, with Lapid said set to announce government within 1-2 days

Following Yamina party chairman Naftali Bennett’s announcement that he plans to join with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid in a unity government ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, negotiating teams from the two parties and others in the so-called “change bloc” met overnight Sunday-Monday in an attempt to seal a deal to form their new coalition.