Likud official claims Sa’ar set to endorse Lapid

A Likud official, in a briefing to Hebrew media, claims New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar is set to endorse Yair Lapid for prime minister shortly.

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, who nominated himself for premier earlier today, must change his vote to Benjamin Netanyahu or he will enable the establishment of a “left-wing government led by Lapid and the Joint List,” the official says.