Yair Lapid: If we lose, Israeli democracy is over..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The Blue and White Party vowed to beat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the September 17 election in a faction meeting at the Knesset, warning that they must win in order to save Israel.
We have to win these elections," Blue and White's number two Yair Lapid warned. "If we don’t then we won’t have a democracy. The fate of our children depends on it."
Lapid said Blue and White was given a second chance.
"For all the wrong reasons, the right thing has happened," he said. "Netanyahu tried to form a government of extortion and extremism to keep him out prison. He failed. He wanted to be a dictator like Erdogan, he failed."
Lapid vowed to work hard, saying "During the election campaign they said we didn’t have a knife between our teeth. We don’t have a knife between our teeth, we’ve got an entire cutlery set."
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz: said the repeat election was "a big farce" that wasted NIS 4-5 billion.
"We are going to elections so Netanyahu can save himself," Gantz said. "He knew I would have formed a government. There are now 4 to 5 billion reasons not to vote Likud."
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