Battle Between Netanyahu And Nemesis Gideon Sa’ar Heats Up


Likud MK Gideon Sa’ar, who is running against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the Likud leadership, said on Tuesday that Netanyahu has no chance of forming a government.

Sa’ar added that if he’s unsuccessful in winning the Likud primaries, he will remain in the party and support Netanyahu.

“Yesterday, a poll was published for the third time within a week that the right-wing bloc would grow if I head the Likud and that I would bring votes from the other side,” Sa’ar said. “Therefore I’m convinced that if I win [the primaries] I’ll bring the Likud to a great victory and the establishment of a government. All the Zionist parties would be invited to negotiations to join a government under my leadership.”

Likud MK Yoav Kish expressed his support for Sa’ar on Tuesday, saying: “People tell me that they’ll return to Likud if Gideon Sa’ar will head it. There’s an increase in the right-wing bloc if Gideon leads it.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)