Yair Lapid sent a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday,
reassuring him that he could be trusted if he includes Yesh Atid in the
coalition, sources close to Lapid said.
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Lapid sent the message after
hearing from The Jerusalem Post that Netanyahu had told Likud ministers on
Sunday that the Yesh Atid leader cared only about advancing himself politically
rather than the good of the country. Netanyahu had been angered by a statement
made by Lapid in which he hinted that he intended to run and win the premiership
in the next election.
“We will not undermine you or topple you,” Lapid
told Netanyahu. “We want the next government to serve out its term. We have
goals to reach and accomplishments to achieve. Do not worry.”