Meretz: Unthinkable to join a coalition headed by Naftali Bennett

"Why would we want to replace Netanyahu with someone even more right-wing?"

Rafael Levy ,

Meretz advertisement depicting Naftali Bennett with a beard: "Bennett, quit the disguises"
Meretz advertisement depicting Naftali Bennett with a beard: "Bennett, quit the disguises"
Spokesperson

Uri Zaki, head of the executive committee of the Meretz party, was interviewed on the Knesset Channel today and asked to comment on attempts to establish a new political party that would be comprised of both Jews and Arabs, and of the current situation of the Meretz party itself.

Zaki expressed his opinion in favor of holding primaries for all those standing on a left-wing slate, and said that the results would indicate in which direction the party would go.

In his view, what is needed is for Meretz to become a broad coalition encompassing the entire left wing, and he categorically rejected the idea that his party would agree to join a coalition led by Naftali Bennett of the Yamina party.

“What – we would manage to get rid of Netanyahu only to replace him with someone even more right wing?” he asked, ridiculing the idea. “Out of the question.”



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