Gideon Sa'ar: 'I won't sit in government under Netanyahu'

Gideon Sa'ar clarifies: 'I won't be in government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu. I'll remain in opposition.'

Hezki Baruch ,

Sa'ar in interview
Sa'ar in interview
Channel 13 News

MK Gideon Sa'ar, who resigned from the Likud last week, spoke tonight with Ayala Hasson on Channel 13 News.

"Whoever wants Binyamin Netanyahu to continue to be prime minister - don't vote for me; under no circumstances will I support him," he clarified. "There's a very difficult and toxic discourse in the Likud - what have I got to do with that?"

In an interview with the press, he said, "I see the filthy demonstration in front of the bereaved family in Caesarea with the Likud flag. I ask myself, what have I got to do with that?

"There is a government here that is too stretched. Menachem Begin warned about this in the past." Sa'ar also said he has the greatest chance of uniting all the parties that seek to bring about change in Israel.

"I will form the next government with G-d's help. If Netanyahu becomes the next prime minister and forms a sixth government, I'll sit in the opposition," Sa'ar said. On Naftali Bennett, he said, "He heads a political movement. I respect Naftali and we have a good relationship. I'm running for prime minister."

The Likud said in response, "The cat's out of the bag, Gideon Sa'ar announced tonight that he'd join a Leftist government only to overthrow the Likud-led Likud government."