Avigdor Liberman on Sunday said he would not recommend either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or former IDF chief Benny Gantz as prime minister, just as President Reuven Rivlin began consultations with party factions over who should form the next government.
“We will not budge in any direction,” Liberman told reporters during a press conference. “Since Netanyahu and the Likud decided to close the bloc with ultra-Orthodox parties and with this messianic party [referring to the right-wing Yamina party], we cannot recommend Benjamin Netanyahu.”
“As for Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz,” Liberman continued, “from what we can see he’s preserving the option to form a government with the ultra-Orthodox and the Joint List.”
“I would like to stress that the ultra-Orthodox are a political opponent, not an enemy. As for the Joint List — they are definitely our enemy,” he stipulated.
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