Top Netanyahu ally: He has no intention of quitting politics

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has no intention of resigning as Likud leader or quitting politics if the Bennett-Lapid coalition takes office, a top ally says.

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana of Likud tells Channel 13: “If we are indeed going to the opposition, I expect Netayahu to chair the opposition, and I will do everything I can to assist him.”

Asked who in Likud might compete against Netanyahu in primaries for the party leadership, Ohana says: “I think that if anyone does decide to stand, it will be a mistake because they’ll be overwhelmingly defeated.”

Minister of Public Security Amir Ohana at the annual Jerusalem Conference of the ‘Besheva’ group in Jerusalem, on March 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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