Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed a scheduled trip to Moscow on Wednesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he stepped up efforts to forge a right-wing bloc of parties in the upcoming Knesset race. With less than 24 hours to go before the final deadline to submit the party rosters to the central election committee, Netanyahu reportedly reached understandings with the Jewish Home-National Unity party to incorporate a smaller far-right party into their list, this in exchange for promised cabinet portfolios and political perks should Netanyahu form the next government. Ahead of the reported deal, KAN's Mark Weiss asked Prof. Shmuel Sandler, a political scientist in the BESA Center at Bar-Ilan University, why Netanyahu seeks such a  union.