Bennett Claims Government Is ‘in a Good Place’

YERUSHALAYIM
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s office in Yerushalayim, Sunday. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Pool)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday said the coalition is “in a good place” after Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi announced her resignation from the government last week.

“This is a good government for Israel and we are not giving up,” he said at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting.

“We must put the good of the country above the narrow sectoral interest – no one will be 100% satisfied.”

Bennett, who once said that a government led by him would be ‘ten degrees to the right,’ spoke specifically about the importance of the compromises made to sustain the current coalition.

“Despite the upheavals the coalition is going through, our government has taken the country out of mass unemployment and a record deficit, riots on the streets of Israel and thousands of rockets from Gaza over Israel, and moved the country to strong growth and determined defense – from within and without,” Bennett said.

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