Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid pushes back after his prospective coalition partners in the right-wing Yamina and New Hope parties cast doubts on the prospects of forming a unity government.
“I heard Sa’ar and Bennett talking about gaps in assembling a unity government, but we all agree we need a government,” Lapid says during a faction meeting.
He asserts it is possible finalize a coalition deal within a week.
“I call on the partners to take responsibility. In the coming days we’ll have to make difficult decisions. We’ll do everything to finalize a government,” Lapid says.