Bennett calls for national healing, says ‘what was will not be’

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, placed in the potential role of kingmaker, refuses to say if he will grant Benjamin Netanyahu key support, instead telling supporters only that “what was will not be.”

Bennett calls for national healing and says “a real right-winger doesn’t hate, he unites.”

“We will act so Israel’s leadership moves from baseless hatred to free love. As a former defense minister, I say that only a united nation can stand securely against its enemies,” he says, adding that judicial reform will be a main goal of his party.

He says despite his commitment to right-wing ideals, “we don’t intend to allow anyone to destroy the nation. What destroyed nations in the past is tribalism and we understand the weight of the responsibility.”

He asks supporters to wait for actual election results.