Likud MK: Government has no achievements, elections may be needed, we’re not really at war

Likud MK Eliyahu Revivo attends a Knesset committee meeting on June 12, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK Eliyahu Revivo attends a Knesset committee meeting on June 12, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In a rarity, a lawmaker in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party suggests the time may be right to call early elections due to the government’s ineffectiveness.

“We are a government with no achievements, that is the truth,” Likud MK Eliyahu Revivo tells the Knesset Channel in an interview.

Asked if elections are needed — as regular protests nationwide have been urging — Revivo says: “Maybe, it must be weighed. Elections are one of the possibilities.” He says he assumes others in his party share his view, but adds that he doesn’t see the government falling in the coming weeks.

He says that even if Likud loses the country’s leadership, it’s worth it because “Israel comes before the leadership.” He denounces an “epidemic” of refusal to relinquish positions of power, alleging this happens in all political parties.

Netanyahu has repeatedly said elections should not be held while the war in Gaza is still ongoing.

Asked about this, Revivo says: “We aren’t really in the midst of a war, truth be told. What going on right now is not war. It may be fighting or an operation.”

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