Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party is continuing to lash out at Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, on whom it pins the blame for the premier’s failure to form a government ahead of last’s deadline.
A Likud source quoted by Hebrew media says there were “advanced contacts” for Netanyahu’s right-wing religious bloc to recommend Bennett be tasked with forming a government, if the Yamina chief were to pledge to forming a right-wing coalition.
The source claims, however, that Bennett got cold feet and refused to pen a letter pledging his personal commitment to a right-wing government.
“The widespread opinion in the political system today, on right and left, is that Bennett is deceiving everyone and playing on every field. You can’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth,” the source says.