In leaked video, Netanyahu predicts he’ll win 40-42 seats in March election

In video from a meeting last night with independent business owners aired by Channel 12 News, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen saying his political fate is tied to the coronavirus crisis, and expressing the belief he’ll win 40 Knesset seats in the March election due to his perceived success in tackling the pandemic.

He proposes he’ll get “forty, forty-two seats. How? With one factor — the coronavirus. The coronavirus lowers [me] when it rises and the coronavirus brings me up when it goes down.”

“We’ll pass 60 seats” this time, he says of his next coalition.