New Hope’s Sa’ar: Scenes in US show we mustn’t take democracy for granted

New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar says images from the US show the dangers of polarization, adding it’s important not to take democracy for granted.

“I was sad to see the pictures from Washington DC last night. Order has been restored and I am sure there will be an orderly transition of power in the United States, our greatest friend in the world,” says Sa’ar.

“The events serve as an important reminder of the dangers of polarization and extremism in society. We must never take democracy and its institutions for granted,” says lawmaker who split from Likud to set up his own party to directly challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the premiership.

Netanyahu, a key ally of US President Donald Trump, has yet to publicly comment on the situation.