Gafni attempting to form alternative gov’t

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Gafni attempting to form alternative gov’t
Gantz: Netanyahu has exhausted his political credit, there’s nothing to talk about
By ELIAV BREUER
Published: JUNE 21, 2022

MK Moshe Gafni, leader of the United Torah Judaism Party, is spearheading an effort to form an alternate government led by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu before the Knesset disperses next week. Gafni held continuous meetings on Tuesday for that purpose, a source close to the UTJ head said. An alternative government could potentially include the Likud, Blue and White, New Hope and Yamina, fellow UTJ MK Uri Makleb said on Army Radio on Tuesday morning.

The party would not oppose Blue and White head and Defense Minister Benny Gantz becoming prime minister in such a scenario, he said. However, Gafni later downplayed Makleb’s comments and said that UTJ supports Netanyahu as the leader of the bloc. The chances of the opposition succeeding are very low as no New Hope or Blue and White members have publicly indicated that they would be willing to join such a government, a coalition source claimed.

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Shaked, Gafni in talks to form right-wing government
Last-minute efforts underway to prevent vote tomorrow to dissolve Knesset, hold new elections. Sa'ar continues to refuse to sit with Likud.
Israel National News
21.06.22

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, who is in Morocco, has held many discussions in the last two days with United Torah Judaism chairman MK Moshe Gafni with the aim of establishing a right-wing government in th current Knesset so that new elections would not need to be held in the Fall. A senior Likud official expressed pessimism about the success of such a move, in light of Gideon Sa'ar's refusal to sit with Netanyahu: "At the moment, this is not possible. Sa'ar refuses, '' the senior official said. MK Yoav Kish (Likud) told 103FM radio today that "if it is possible to form a right-wing government, it is the right thing to do."

"There have been talks with anyone who defines himself as a right-wing man, or a right-wing woman for that matter. Along the way there have been problems I think until the dissolution is complete it is right for us to try to bring about to a right-wing government," Kish said. The Knesset Presidium on Tuesday morning approved for a vote by the Knesset plenum a bill to dissolve the Knesset.

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