New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar says it remains unclear that a government removing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power will be formed, as he throws his support behind the proposed coalition of the so-called change bloc.
“Even now — it’s uncertain whether a government will be formed, but we are doing and will continue to do all we can to see it established,” says Sa’ar.
Sa’ar, a former Likud minister, says he refused Netanyahu’s offer to be prime minister in a three-way rotation deal since it would keep the incumbent in power in all but name.
He vows to uphold his right-wing values in the new government, should it be created.
“We will not allow harm to come to the Land of Israel, just as we will not allow democracy to be harmed,” says Sa’ar.
Sa’ar says left-wing politicians “are not our enemies” and notes Netanyahu has partnered with dovish politicians in the past.
“The left with Netanyahu — fantastic. The left in a government without Netanyahu — the end of the country,” says Sa’ar, ridiculing Netanyahu’s comments against the emerging “left-wing government.”