Labor chief says Gantz should quit, doesn’t rule out coalition with Sa’ar, Bennett

Merav Michaeli, the leader of the left-wing Labor party, tells Channel 12’s “Meet the Press” that she doesn’t rule out joining a coalition that includes the right-wing New Hope headed by Gideon Sa’ar or even Naftali Bennett’s hard-right Yamina, hoping to form a government without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

She calls on Defense Minister Benny Gantz to quit the Knesset race with his centrist Blue and White, which has been polling dangerously close to the electoral threshold.

“This is a party that doesn’t represent anything and is still sitting under Netanyahu,” Michaeli says.

She mocks Gantz for comparing himself to former prime minister and Labor chief Yitzhak Rabin, saying: “Rabin wouldn’t have sat [in a government] under Netanyahu, who has three indictments against him.”

MK Merav Michaeli speaks in the Knesset on December 7, 2016. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)