If the elections were held today, the right wing-haredi bloc would receive 65 mandates, and could largely reform the 2015 government.
"He is the interfering factor." • Lapid added that while Naftali Bennett is currently sitting with him in the opposition, he believes the Yamina leader would join a Netanyahu government if asked.
Yesh Atid leader to rival Shelah: No one gives me an ultimatum.
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Shelah never liked key decisions Lapid made like forming a political bond with Naftali Bennett in 2013, moving rightward and making gestures to Orthodox voters.
Shelah criticized Lapid for not presenting a clear enough agenda on economic, security and political issues.
"Netanyahu has created an industry of violent incitement, tearing this country apart," Lapid said.
The opposition leader said that Netanyahu and his supporters, “instead of stepping on brakes… are slamming down on the accelerator.”
In practice, the law will allow the government to bypass the Knesset's coronavirus committee and to implement urgent restrictions without the need for approval by the committee.