Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the nation on Wednesday and said that the health and security of Israeli citizens stand above all other things.
“This is why I say that the move [Blue and White leader Benny] Gantz is doing is an attempt to cancel the will of the voters,” he continued.
Netanyahu went on to say that, as the Joint List Party is not a Zionist party, the Left does not have enough seats to create a ruling coalition.
While not a Zionist party, Joint List is currently the third largest party. Blue and White's leader Benny Gantz previously ruled out forming a government with the Joint List.