Netanyahu came out against former Likud minister Gideon Sa’ar in the first episode of the “Likud TV” webcast Sunday night.
“More than two or three people in the Likud came to me,” Netanyahu recounted, “and said ‘Gideon came to me and said look, this is what I’m planning. After the elections, they won’t appoint Netanyahu to form the government, because he’s in a [pre-indictment] hearing, so the responsibility has to go to someone else in the Likud, and I ask for your support.”
“I didn’t make this up,” Netanyahu added. “I don’t think this trick will work…It’s not the will of the voters. We’ll see in the primaries whether the will of the voters will prevail.”
A source close to Netanyahu said the prime minister is working to ensure Sa’ar does win first place in the primaries.Read the full story by Lahav Harkov.