Likud MK Yuli Edelstein announces he’ll challenge Benjamin Netanyahu for the party leadership. It’s the first challenge to Netanyahu since the last round of elections.
Edelstein, a former Knesset speaker and No. 2 on the Likud list, makes the announcement in an interview with Channel 12.
Edelstein says he’s made the decision to seek the party leadership “because the current government is simply dangerous for Israel.”
Under Netanyahu, Likud is destined to remain in the opposition, he says.
Edelstein says he knows Likud primaries are not scheduled to be held soon, but expresses hope the internal party vote will be called in the coming months.