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Bennett denies ex-adviser’s claim that he had planned to rely on Joint List

Outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reacts to a scathing interview by his former diplomatic adviser Shimrit Meir, in which she said he had failed at managing the government and given in to political “blackmail.”

Declining to attack her back, Bennett says that Meir, who was the first of several high-profile staff members to resign last month, “did her job exceptionally well.”

He does deny one point made by Meir, insisting that “at no stage was relying on the Joint List considered or practiced.” That’s referring to the predominantly Arab opposition party, which Meir said was considered by Bennett as a potential ally to pass legislation as his coalition dwindled.

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