Netanyahu allies decry new government as center-left celebrates

Some reactions on the right to the announcement that a government has been formed that will unseat Netanyahu:

Miki Zohar of Likud tweets that it is “a very sad day for Israel” and that “Bennett, Sa’ar and Shaked should be ashamed.”

Bezalel Smotrich of Religious Zionism says Bennett “simply carried out his plan from before the election to join Lapid and oust Netanyahu to become prime minister at any cost.”

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich leads a faction meeting at the Knesset on May 3, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

On the center-left, Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz welcomes and toasts the new government and his new partners in it.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, on his way to Washington in his capacity as defense minister, tweets: “This is a night of great hope. I congratulate my partners in the change bloc and wish great success for Israel.”



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