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Sa’ar says he isn’t ruling out power-sharing deal with Lapid or Bennett

Gideon Sa'ar, head of the New Hope political party, speaks during a Channel 12 News conference in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Gideon Sa'ar, head of the New Hope political party, speaks during a Channel 12 News conference in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

After Yamina leader Naftali Bennett pledged yesterday not to join a government headed — solely or via a power-sharing agreement — by Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid, the head of another right-wing party challenging Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud, New Hope’s Gideon Sa’ar, refuses to follow suit and keeps the door open for an anti-Netanyahu coalition including rightist, centrist and leftist parties.

“I’m not limiting my options,” Sa’ar tells Channel 12 news when asked if he was willing to sign a power-sharing deal with Lapid or Bennett. “I’m not saying I’ll agree, but I don’t sign unnecessary pledges.”

Sa’ar says Bennett made a mistake by clarifying that he’s “in Netanyahu’s pocket.”

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