Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday slammed the new emerging coalition that will unseat him from power as “dangerous and leftwing,” and accused his political rival Naftali Bennett, who will succeed him as prime minister, of “selling out.”
Netanyahu convened an “emergency meeting” on Thursday with right-wing religious allies to discuss potentially thwarting the new unity government before it is sworn into office in the next 12 days.
“All Knesset members who were elected with the votes of the right must oppose this dangerous left-wing government,” he tweeted.
Bennett, from the religious right-wing Yamina party, and Mansour Abbas, from the Islamist Ra’am party, reached an agreement with opposition leader Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid during marathon negotiations between eight parties on the last day of the 28-day mandate.
While Yamina barely won six percent of the vote in the March elections, Bennett earned the title of kingmaker and