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.”