Former Likud MK Benny Begin called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign in an interview with Army Radio."It is not possible to accept a situation where a prime minister is serving with an indictment. The legal question is not the only one; there is an educational and moral aspect," Begin told Army Radio. He then added that Netanyahu "cannot be prime minister." Begin then said that Netanyahu's intentions were not hidden and blamed the last elections on the prime minister's refusal to return the mandate to President Reuven Rivlin in May.Netanyahu was indicted on November 22, the day after the beginning of the three-week period when any MK could form a coalition. This period came after both he and then Benny Gantz failed to form one when they each were given the mandate to do so by President Reuven Rivlin following Israel's second election. On December 12, after an 8-month-long political deadlock and multiple failed attempts by Netanyahu, Gantz or any other MK to form coalitions, the Knesset passed a bill that scheduled Israel's third Election Day for March 2.