Netanyahu: Election could bear out right-wing government ‘of our dreams’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he won’t agree to another premiership rotation agreement after the March elections.

“We need one prime minister,” he tells the right-wing Channel 20. After the previous elections, Netanyahu agreed to share the office with Benny Gantz, though the coalition did not survive long enough to see the transfer of power.

“And if we get enough votes, and we will, we have a historic opportunity to form a full right-wing government, to achieve the government of our dreams. But for this, we need a large Likud,” he says.

The prime minister appears to be hinting at a future alliance with his former colleague and now rival Gideon Sa’ar, who has vowed not to join a government led by him and Naftali Bennett’s Yamina.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Zarzir, northern Israel, February 9, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)
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