Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming out swinging against the coalition of opposition groups that have come together to oust him, calling it the “fraud of the century.”
In televised remarks to the Israeli people Sunday night, the defiant leader made it clear he was not going down without a fight.
“This is not unity, healing or democracy. This is an opportunistic government. A government of capitulation, a government of fraud, a government of inertia. A government like this must not be formed,” the Israeli leader said of the unity pact between opposition groups to oust him after 12 years in power.
By Monday morning, top negotiators for the major parties involved had hit snags in discussions about power-sharing, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Pedestrians pass through an area destroyed in an airstrike prior to a cease-fire that halted an 11-day conflict between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Gaza City.AP Photo/John Minchillo A