Aryeh Deri: Gantz as PM? That's not even on the table


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Aryeh Deri: Gantz as PM? That's not even on the table
Shas chairman downplays Gafni's comments on Lapid: He does not represent all the haredim, only one part of United Torah Judaism.
Israel National News
Jul 16, 2022

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri on Friday ruled out the possibility that Shas would support a government in which Benny Gantz serves as Prime Minister, saying that such an option is not even on the table. "This is not even a hypothetical possibility, it does not exist at all. Let's put it this way: This is the first time we are headed towards a pretty clear election – either Netanyahu or a government led by [Yair] Lapid with the Joint List, Ra'am and all the partners of the center-left - there is no other option," Deri told Channel 12 News in an interview. “Gantz and [Gideon] Sa'ar cannot make a change, they will have to bring in the Likud and the haredim for that. Why should they let Gantz be Prime Minister? Why should the Likud, the largest party, not form the government?" he said.