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After Netanyahu meeting, Ben Gvir says a right-wing government is ‘on the way’

Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu (left) speaks to Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir (second from right) for informal coalition talks at a Likud party office in Tel Aviv on November 7, 2022. (Courtesy)
Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu (left) speaks to Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir (second from right) for informal coalition talks at a Likud party office in Tel Aviv on November 7, 2022. (Courtesy)

Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir says his first meeting with Likud chair Benjamin Netanyahu after the election was held “in good spirits.”

“We are on our way to establishing a full, full right-wing government,” says the far-right lawmaker, “to protect IDF soldiers, to look into the eyes of people who are afraid to walk around in the Negev and the Galilee, to bring back their sense of security, to bring back their control. We have a lot of work to do.”

Ben Gvir declared before the election that he would demand the position of public security minister, but it is unclear if Netanyahu intends to hand him the sensitive post.

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