Labor-Gesher Won’t Sit With Netanyahu

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Labor party leader Amir Peretz (Flash90/File)

 

While last-minute efforts continued on Tuesday to reach an agreement on a unity government, Amir Peretz, head of the Labor-Gesher party repeated his position that he will not sit in a government under Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, The Times of Israel reported.

“We promised Israeli citizens change and hope and therefore we won’t sit in any government [in which] Netanyahu stays,” Peretz tweeted.

Labor-Gesher has been holding coalition talks with Blue and White, and reported “significant progress” on key issues in a potential government.

However, even if Peretz would remain outside a Netanyahu-Gantz coalition, its six MKs are not enough to prevent a majority government from being formed.