Yamina chief Naftali Bennett announced Sunday night that he will work to form a national unity government.This isn't all that surprising, but it doesn't make it any less dismaying. Bennett by now is so greedy for the premier role, he's apparently willing to go through with this, all because he's developed a hatred for Netanyahu, and all of this despite how Bennett by contrast has not proven he's got the talent to deal with foreign governments. Netanyahu's already responded:
Speaking at a press conference Sunday, the former Defense Minister committed to working with Yesh Atid chief and Opposition Leader Yair Lapid to form a unity government.
"I will work with all my might to form a national unity government with my friend, Yair Lapid," Bennett told reporters.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu excoriated Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett Sunday, minutes after Bennett announced plans to form a national unity government with Yesh Atid.Bennett, quite simply, is a disgrace, and it's tragic anybody voted for him. Now, there's every chance he'll turn things into a disaster going forward, due to how poor his skills actually are, and due to how he's selling out to the left. Just as awful, he's proving to be an example of why a religious politician can be even worse than one who's not.
Speaking at a press conference Sunday night, Netanyahu accused Bennett of deceiving his voters and pushed back on claims the Likud was spreading lies regarding the prospects for the formation of a right-wing government.
“I heard Bennett, and unfortunately, he is once again deceiving the public,” said Netanyahu.
“The same lies about ‘hate’ and ‘division’ – from the person who is backing hatred and division. No one would have voted for you if they knew what you were going to do. You are defrauding the public.” [...]
“Bennett wants to be prime minister for two years, not one year, and he knows that if there are new elections, he’ll get wiped out. He doesn’t care about anyone. If he had 20 mandates [in the polls] he would go to new elections.”