Netanyahu defends transfer of vaccines to Gaza: We’re ‘one epidemiological unit’

Netanyahu, in his interview with Army Radio, says there is a “historic opportunity” to form a fully right-wing government after the March 23 elections.

“We will take the votes of the Arab citizens because they’re sick of” voting for Arab Israeli politicians that don’t work for their interests, says Netanyahu.

The prime minister says the vote is “me against [Yair] Lapid” and Israelis will have to choose between them.

Netanyahu also defends Israel’s decision to allow the transfer of vaccines to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Israel, Gaza and the West Bank are “one epidemiological unit” and therefore it’s in Israel’s interest to ensure vaccines are accessible there.

Netanyahu also says US President Joe Biden will call him soon. “Joe Biden is my friend for close to 40 years,” he says. But he says he won’t allow Iran to get nuclear weapons “and I believe Joe Biden will respect this opinion, I believe the whole world will respect this opinion.”

Asked whether Biden will continue with the Abraham Accords, Netanyahu says “they say they will.”

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