“We will open a new chapter in relations with Arab citizens,” Bennett says.
He says he “must give Prime Minister Netanyahu credit” for “paving the road” to cooperation with Mansour Abbas and Ra’am, as Likud MKs shout their protest. This is ostensibly said earnestly but there is little doubt that it is meant as a jibe. Netanyahu attempted to get Ra’am to back his own government, not Bennett’s.
“We understand the difficulties and needs of the Arab public,” he says, vowing to improve education, security and housing for Arabs.