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Ben Gvir suggests that this time, he’ll get a cabinet post if Netanyahu becomes PM

Left photo: Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the Likud party's election rally in Ramat Gan on February 29, 2020; Right photo: Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the Otzma Yehudit party, holds a press conference in Jerusalem on February 26, 2020. (Gili Yaari/Flash90; Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Left photo: Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the Likud party's election rally in Ramat Gan on February 29, 2020; Right photo: Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the Otzma Yehudit party, holds a press conference in Jerusalem on February 26, 2020. (Gili Yaari/Flash90; Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir suggests that unlike in the previous election, this time Benjamin Netanyahu will make him a cabinet minister if the Likud leader becomes prime minister.

Asked during an interview with Channel 12 news about Netanyahu’s past pledge not to make him a minister, Ben Gvir says: “If you ask Netanyahu today, he won’t say the same thing.”

The extremist lawmaker says that if his Otzma Yehudit party does as well as opinion polls are currently predicting, “I’m intending and hoping and preparing for an influential role, so that I can change things here.”

“Why does the left attack and besmirch me so much?” he asks rhetorically, continuing: “Because they know that when I’m there [in a position of power], the reality will be different.”

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