The leaders of Israel's potential "change government" seemed unphased in response to a speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, wherein Netanyahu attacked Yamina leader Naftali Bennet in an attempt to delegitimize the possibility of a unity government, saying Bennett was "spitting in the face" of Israeli democracy.
"Bibi, a spit in the face is taking Israeli citizens to elections for personal motives, preventing a state budget in a time of economic crisis and leaving the country without a justice minister because of your trial," Defense Minister Benny Gantz said.
Mocking Netanyahu for talking about breaking promises and deceiving the public, Lapid wrote on Twitter "there is no limit to swindling." Lapid said no one believes Netanyahu's empty promises anymore and that the solution is a unity government.
Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman also tweeted in response to the speech, saying "We have never seen a prime minister so frightened and hysterical. He is S-C-A-R-E-D."Meretz chairman Nitzan Horowitz responded to Netanyahu's remarks in a tweet, writing "A master crook talking about credibility and trying to scare the people. You yourself have lost every remnant of credibility." "We are not afraid of you and your incitement and do not buy your tricks and shticks anymore. Yes, we are left wing despite you and in to spite you. We are willing to team up with more parties to replace you, your methods, and your failures. Your time has passed," he added.