Netanyahu calls for ‘stable right-wing government’ as Bennett, Lapid to meet

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu repeats his call for a “stable right-wing government” just as his right-wing rival Naftali Bennett is scheduled to sit down with Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid for talks on a possible coalition.

“The fight for the homeland and the Land of Israel isn’t over. The fight for settlement [in the West Bank] isn’t over. The fight is for our right to defend ourselves. The fight against Iran, which wants to return to the nuclear deal. In the face of these challenges and the tremendous opportunities there are before us, we now need a stable right-wing government for years, that will care for all Israeli citizens,” Netanyahu says at a Mimouna party, according to his office.

Netanyahu met yesterday with Bennett, whose Yamina party has refrained from backing either bloc after the inconclusive March 23 elections.