Some in the coalition have relayed the message to Bennett that he must cede the role of transitional prime minister to Lapid.
With his New Hope party’s prospects up in the air, Likud members say the justice minister feels a Netanyahu-led government is preferable to another election.
Pushback against bill that bans anyone accused (not convicted) of crimes from becoming Prime Minister
The bill, proposed by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, would bar those under indictment from forming a government or serving as alternate premier.
In the course of conversation, someone I was standing with referenced “Likud backstabbers” clearly referring to Gidon Sa’ar and Naftali Bennett and their respective parties, New Hope and Yamina.
The Yamina and New Hope party leaders are hoping the attorney general will remove the leader they cannot defeat at the polls, but refuse to see that if he succeeds, all future elections will be irrelevant.