Shaked: Smotrich telling lies, he is the obstacle to a right-wing government

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.

File: Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked after meeting with President Reuven Rivlin at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

“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.”

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