Bennett: Government must keep going


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Bennett: Government must keep going
Lapid spoke to Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi and had what both termed a "positive conversation"
Published: MAY 20, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called for avoiding elections and keeping his government together on Friday, in his first comments since Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi announced that she was leaving the coalition to protest a series of issues important to the Arab community in Israel. Bennett said giving up on his coalition now would be wrong, despite all the challenges facing its MKs across the political spectrum.

"It is correct that it is difficult," he wrote on Facebook. "But the future of the state is in danger. We must fight and defeat Palestinian terror and we must fight to maintain the unity of our nation internally. We have no other country. Therefore we all must stand strong.” In a series of radio interviews on Friday, Rinawie Zoabi appeared to backtrack from her decision to leave the coalition completely. "I will support the coalition as long as it is attentive to the needs of the Arab society," Rinawie Zoabi told Army Radio.