Netanyahu says if new government is formed, he will ‘bring it down very quickly’

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Railing against the emerging coalition of parties seeking to replace him as prime minister, Netanyahu says he will work to bring it down from the moment it is formed.

“We will strongly oppose the formation of this dangerous government of fraud and surrender, and if God forbid it is established — we will bring it down very quickly,” he says.

He also says that, “unlike Bennett and Lapid, we never agreed to grant Mansour Abbas [the Ra’am leader] Palestinian autonomy in the Negev. We never agreed to form a government with him — not with his support or his abstention.”

Abbas, whose Ra’am is one of the eight parties in the intended Bennett- and Lapid-led coalition, said on Saturday that “the possibility of establishing a government together” was discussed between him and Netanyahu.

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