Netanyahu: I Will Not Form a Government with the Left

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday that he will not form a government with the left.

In a post on his Facebook page, Netanyahu said that the Jewish Home will be a part of his next coalition and called on the public to ensure that the Likud gets enough seats in order to prevent a leftist government.

“I have made clear that I will not form a government with the left-wing parties. There is a  huge ideological void between the Likud and Buji, Tzipi and the Labor party’s list of anti-Zionist members,” he said.

“I’ve also announced that the Jewish Home is our natural partner and will be a part of the government I will head, a strong and broad Likud government.”

“But,” Netanyahu continued, “if the Likud will not be big enough – there is no certainty that the formation of the government will be assigned to me. If the Likud will not be big enough, a leftist government may be established. The choice this time is a big Likud or a left-wing government.”

The comments come hours after Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni dismissed the possibility of a unity government with Likud and Netanyahu.

"I will not be a partner in Netanyahu's government. I will not join a path that is not our path," the former Justice Minister, who did sit with Netanyahu as Hatnua Chairwoman in the 19th Knesset, said.

"I will not be a partner to a path that is our path, and I am not a partner to Netanyahu's path, or the path shared by Netanyahu, [Jewish Home Chairman Naftali] Bennett and [Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor] Liberman," she added.

A poll conducted by TNS for Channel One and released on Saturday shows the Likud party at 27 seats, easily surpassing rival Labor-Hatnua at 23. 


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