PM Bennett Replies to Netanyahu
Yamina chairman and prime minister-designate Naftali Bennett hit back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, after Netanyahu lambasted the incoming national unity government.
Speaking after the first joint meeting of the eight coalition leaders of the incoming government at a Tel Aviv hotel Sunday afternoon, Bennett held a press conference Sunday night declaring that the new government he is slated to head for the next two years will be to the Right of the current Netanyahu-led government.
Bennett called on Netanyahu to “heal” and “release the country” and to “let it move forward” after Netanyahu’s 12 continuous years in office.
The Yamina chairman also vowed that the new national unity government would not be a left-wing government, but would instead be “more right-wing than the present one”.
Bennett went on to allay the fears of political opponents, calling the first change in government in over 12 years as a “normal event”.
“This isn’t a catastrophe, it isn’t a disaster. It is a change in government – a normal event and one which is expected in every democratic country. Israel is not a monarchy. No one has a monopoly on power.