Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said on Thursday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Herzog should return his mandate to create the next government and allow the president to confer it on someone else.
It would be the right thing to do "after the liquidation sale he held in order to put together his government of national failure," the Labor Party leader said in an interview with Channel Two TV.
Herzog stated that he would not join the government, calling it "bad and dangerous for Israel."
"I advise Netanyahu and his partners to fill all the seats that, according to the rumors, are waiting for me," Herzog added.
On Wednesday, Herzog denied a Channel Two report that he had been holding serious negotiations with Netanyahu about Labor’s joining the coalition and had turned down an offer to be foreign minister.