Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is scheduled to meet with Arab Joint List leader Ayman Odeh on Thursday, a statement released by Blue and White said.
Despite the Arab Joint List party’s stance on not joining an Israeli coalition, Odeh did not refuse Gantz’s invitation to meet.
“We assured out voters to do everything to replace Netanyahu and the extreme right,” Odeh said in a statement. “Every option is on the table as long as there is an alternative of peace and equality.”
Representatives of the Likud party are warning that forming a minority government that relies on the support of Arab parties is “dangerous to Israel.”
“Blue and White representatives refused to pledge that this dangerous minority government would not be formed,” they said. “Such a government would consist of 44 MKs which is supported by the Arab MKs from the opposition.”
Blue and White members were told earlier in the week to publicly rule out the option of forming a minority government with the support of the Arab Joint List.
Several Blue and White Knesset members voiced their concerns on Monday during a meeting led by party head Benny Gantz, who requested all party members to adhere to this policy.