Joint List leader Ayman Odeh says that after today, Israel will be “freed of the doctrine of ‘yes Bibi’ or ‘no Bibi,'” underlining that the Likud leader Netanyahu will be shunted to the opposition.
Nonetheless, “This is a bad government,” he says, noting that the interior minister will be “extreme right-wing” Ayelet Shaked and the finance minister “extreme right-wing” Avigdor Liberman.
Odeh claims the new government will harm Arabs in Jerusalem and the Negev and does not represent any sort of ideal of Jewish-Arab cooperation due to its inclusion of Ra’am.
“We are looking for a different Jewish-Arab partnership” based on peace and social equality, he says.
Most of the Joint List will vote against the government.