Smotrich to Bennett: You can’t be PM with party of 7 seats

Far-right Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich urges his former political ally, Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett, to join a right-wing government, rather than attempting to form a coalition of his own.

“Until this moment, you haven’t lifted a finger to form a right-wing government. To the contrary, you are doing everything possible to thwart this possibility. A prime minister who heads a party with seven seats is not legitimate,” he writes in a letter to Bennett. “It’s the ruin of democracy.”

“It’s not too late to come to your senses,” continues Smotrich. “Take it back and let’s cooperate to form a right-wing government.”

Naftali Bennett (R) and Bezalel Smotrich of the right-wing Yamina party hold a press conference in Jerusalem on May 14, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)


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