Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked assails Religious Zionism’s Bezalel Smotrich, saying he is “the greatest of obstacles to forming a right-wing government.”
She says Smotrich is “firing in all directions” and “telling bold lies” by accusing her party of preventing the formation of a right-wing government.
Shaked says she has demanded that Smotrich back a right-wing minority government with outside support from Ra’am, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to form, but Smotrich has rejected it.
“Yamina has taken upon itself the mission of extracting Israel from the chaos by forming a government,” she says. “We are paying a heavy public price. But we are proud of it.”
She says she and party leader Naftali Bennett “are leaving no stone unturned to form a nationalist government, so far without success.”