Interior Minister: 'No gov't if there's a construction freeze in Judea & Samaria'
Interior Min. Shaked blames Religious Zionism chair for torpedoing right-wing government, promises to bring down gov't if US tries to force construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.
Tags: Construction In Judea And Samaria Ayelet Shaked Judea And Samaria
Arutz Sheva Staff , Jul 23 , 2021 3:27 PM
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) rejected claims that Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads her party, prevented the formation of a right-wing government.
In her opinion, a right-wing government was not formed due to the fact that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not have 61 supporters.
"The one who is most to blame for the fact that there isn't a right-wing government is [MK] Bezalel Smotrich (Religious Zionism)," Shaked told Makor Rishon in an interview. "Netanyahu's plan was to swear in 59 MKs, while relying on the abstention of the United Arab List (Ra'am). He had no other option. We agreed to this process; Smotrich did not agree. He claimed that he had deserters, but there weren't any."