Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says that he knows many citizens are angry at him and his government but that he stands by his decisions.
“There are quite a few people among the public who were very disappointed by the fact that this government was created and how it was created,” Bennett tells the Walla news site, in one of many interviews he granted to Israeli news outlets ahead of Yom Kippur. “I hope and ask that they come with an open mind and judge me and the government by our actions.”
Bennett says that he could have passed up the opportunity to form an unlikely government that spans the political spectrum and instead gone to a fifth election, “and I know a lot of people are angry, and that’s okay, and I stand by my decision.”
Interviews with the prime minister are slated to air on Channels 11 (Kan), 12 (Keshet) and 13 (Reshet) on Tuesday evening.