Skip to comments.Likud Warns: New Elections are Possible
Posted on 02/18/2013 12:47:51 AM PST by Eleutheria5
A pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid is causing serious consternation in Likud, and a senior source in the ruling party warns that new elections are a possibility. The improbable warning is a sign that Likud is feeling the pressure of the united front presented by Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid's Yair Lapid, each of whom is saying he will not enter the coalition without the other.
"Bennett should not pull the rope too much," the senior source told Maariv. "In the end it will snap."
"Netanyahu is ready to head for elections," the source said. "The main thing is not to surrender to the pact between Bennett and Lapid. Netanyahu is unwilling to consider the possibility of leaving the hareidi parties out of the coalition."
"Bennett and Lapid should internalize this. Netanyahu will not bring Lapid into the coalition before he closes deals with all of his natural allies," he added.
Unnamed sources in Bayit Yehudi told the newspaper that they are unfazed by the warning. "Netanyahu is threatening us with an empty pistol. If elections are held today Likud will get 12 seats, because the public will punish him for failing to establish the most natural government with us which is what he should have done from the outset."
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Now I understand what Bennett is about, but what's in it for Lapid? Maybe he's just a rube.
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