MK Moshe Kahlon responded Tuesday to reports that he planned to establish a new social party.
Kahlon said that contrary to media reports, he did not initiate a survey into possible support for such a party, but he did note that he received tens of thousands of request to do just that.
"I decided I wanted a break and I am sticking to my decision," Kahlon said "After Havdalah on Saturday night I sent out this message."
He said Natan Eshel did not offer him anything during their meeting, but only asked him to stay and support Likud. He also added "I have no rivalry with Netanyahu, I support Netanyahu and will help him get elected."