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Sa’ar: Netanyahu begged me to join his coalition and serve 1st in rotation deal

New Hope party leader and Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar speaks at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
New Hope party leader and Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar speaks at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar claims that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu begged him to join his governing coalition and offered him to serve first in a rotation deal.

Several months ago, says Sa’ar during a New Hope faction meeting today at the Knesset, Netanyahu “begged me to establish a government together, and promised that I would serve first in a rotation deal.”

Sa’ar adds that, at the time, Netanyahu promised — of his own initiative — to support a bill that would limit the term of a prime minister. “He even agreed to legislate it in a retroactive manner,” says Sa’ar.

The justice minister was speaking shortly after Netanyahu slammed the legislation limiting the term of the prime minister — which advanced yesterday — as an “Iranian” and anti-democratic measure.

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