Netanyahu mocks Bennett’s pledges to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, saying the Yamina leader has shown he doesn’t keep his promises. Bennett will “fight Iran like he won’t sit” in a government with Lapid and other left-wing parties, says Netanyahu.
The prime minister says the new US administration asked him not to speak publicly about their differences on the Iran nuclear deal. But Netanyahu says he won’t be silent in the face of the “existential threat.”
On Bennett, says Netanyahu: “He doesn’t have the global standing. He doesn’t have the credibility. He doesn’t have the ability and he doesn’t” have the support of his own divided government.
“The prime minister of Israel must be able to say no to the American government” on issues that threaten Israel,” says Netanyahu, adding that Bennett won’t be able to withstand the pressure.
“Who will do this now?”