The leader of the far-right “Right” party, Naftali Bennett, announced today, Sunday, that he has decided to join the leader of the “There is a future” party, Yair Lapid, to form a unity government to replace the current government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In a statement tonight, Bennett added that he had made up his mind Because this government will be a national unity government, which includes right-wing, left-wing and center parties, and its goal is to save Israel from the cycle in which it lives due to the repeated elections.
He added that this government will be more right-wing than others, and will not hesitate to launch a military campaign if necessary, and it will be a unity government for all, not in the service of one sector alone.
He added that the left-wing parties participating in this government made enormous concessions, and that the rest of the parties are obligated to postpone the realization of their dreams.
On the other hand, Netanyahu accused his opponent, Bennett, of reneging on all his pledges, and that he began scrambling towards a left-wing government to become prime minister later, and said that Bennett did not want a fifth election, knowing that he would not pass the electoral threshold.
In a speech, this evening, Sunday, Netanyahu added that Bennett rejected his offer to him to form a joint right-wing government, which they would rotate as president, in addition to Gideon Sa’ar.
He considered that the formation of a government from the left would pose a danger to the future of Israel, and that the Israeli deterrence would harm him by forming it, and said that it would be a government of “defeat and surrender.”
After Netanyahu’s speech, his supporters demonstrated in front of the homes of party leaders on the right, and there is a future for the right-wing, accusing them of treason, and uploading pictures of them wearing the Palestinian scarf, in protest against their decision to join a change government that ends the Netanyahu era.
For its part, Israeli Channel 12 reported that security and guarding had been strengthened around the leaders of the right-wing parties opposed to Netanyahu, after the threats and incitement against them from Netanyahu’s supporters.