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Bennett, Sa’ar respond to Netanyahu, tell him to kick rocks

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) in the Knesset on July 29, 2013, with Naftali Bennett (left) and Gideon Sa'ar. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90/File)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) in the Knesset on July 29, 2013, with Naftali Bennett (left) and Gideon Sa'ar. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90/File)

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on New Hope’s Gideon Sa’ar and Yamina’s Naftali Bennett to agree to sit underneath him in a right-wing government, the two party leaders give him the cold shoulder.

Sa’ar says in a response statement: “I will fulfill my commitment to the voters. I will not join or support a Netanyahu-led government.

“Continuing Netanyahu’s tenure, which prioritizes his personal good over the good of the state, is harmful to Israel.”

For its part, Yamina says, “Bennett cares about the people, not positions.”

Bennett “will continue to make every effort to form a good and stable government that will rescue Israel from chaos,” the party adds.

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