Odeh has also said that, despite recommending no one in the last two elections, he may recommend Gantz as the next prime minister.
Other members of the Joint List responded unenthusiastically to Odeh’s remarks.
During the Kan interview, the Joint List head likewise accused Blue and White of having a “racist platform” and insulted the party’s leadership.
Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, one of Blue and White’s four-member leadership team, said last month in an interview with Army Radio that, “We will not invite a party that does not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.”
But Odeh said it was irrelevant since his goals are loftier than being in a Gantz-led government. “I hope I will be prime minister, and there will be two states and peace.”
The Arab MK stated that if, theoretically, he did enter into the coalition
, he would want to be the culture minister.
“At least I’ve read Chekhov more than Miri Regev.”
“I’ll do anything to bring Jews and Arabs closer,” Odeh said.
Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.