Netanyahu to Bennett, Sa’ar: ‘Come home’ to right-wing coalition led by Likud

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Netanyahu to Bennett, Sa’ar: ‘Come home’ to right-wing coalition led by Likud
In first public appearance since election, PM appeals for rightist rivals to back him, is immediately turned down by New Hope chief; TV: Likud offered to fold Yamina into party
By Stuart Winer and TOI staff
31 March 2021

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday publicly called on his two right-wing rivals, Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett and New Hope party chief Gideon Sa’ar, to bring their parties into a coalition led by his Likud party. In the first public appearance since last week’s inconclusive election, Netanyahu urged the two other party leaders to “put our difference behind us” and “come home” to the right-wing nationalist bloc that he leads in the Knesset.

Sa’ar immediately rejected the offer, maintaining he would not enter a coalition led by Netanyahu. Bennett’s party said he would do what is best for Israel’s citizens and brushed off a television report on Wednesday night that said Likud offered to fold Yamina into Netanyahu’s party. “The people have spoken,” Netanyahu said in a primetime press conference, referring to last week’s election. “The people demand we need to sit together.”

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