Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid revealed Monday night that he had offered Israel’s former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett a prime minister rotation deal in which the right-wing leader would serve first.
“The test for a leader is to take tough decisions in complex situations,” the centrist lawmaker said at the close of a long day of prime minister nominations by the Knesset’s (Israel Parliament) parties.
“We are committed to bringing about the change we promised to the people of Israel. To prevent a government led by a criminal suspect and dependent on racists and extremists,” Lapid stressed.
The Yesh Atid leader, whose party secured 17 Knesset mandates to Bennett’s 7, was referring to incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who earlier on Monday appeared in court for his graft trial.
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