New Hope indicates it won’t join government even if Bennett PM first

New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar indicates his right-wing party won’t join a government with Likud and Yamina, even if Benjamin Netanyahu allows Naftali Bennett to be prime minister first, for a year, as part of a rotation agreement.

Netanyahu’s proposal to Bennett “is not what New Hope voters voted for. New Hope voters voted for change,” says Sa’ar at a Knesset faction meeting.

Sa’ar’s rejection of the plan means Netanyahu still does not have sufficient support to form a right-wing government.

New Hope chair Gideon Sa’ar leads a faction meeting in the Knesset on April 26, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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