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New Hope MK says Netanyahu would have given Ra’am more than Bennett did

MK Zvi Hauser at a Knesset committee meeting on May 20, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
MK Zvi Hauser at a Knesset committee meeting on May 20, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

New Hope MK Zvi Hauser says it is hypocritical of Likud to slam the new coalition government’s partnership with Ra’am, suggesting that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have given Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas even more had they been able to agree to a coalition.

“Netanyahu would have gone a lot further,” Hauser says to Channel 12 News, amid the ongoing argument over supporting the extension of the family reunification law. “He would have gone [not only with Ra’am but also] with Balad, if they had agreed to back the ‘French law’ [under which a serving prime minister cannot be prosecuted].

“That was all he cared about — subjugating the interests of the state to his personal, private interests,” Hauser charges. “We put an end to that.”

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