This is a ‘Government of National Failure’

Knesset Members from the Zionist Union party on Wednesday night used harsh words to describe Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new 61-member coalition.


In statements released shortly after Netanyahu announced a deal with Jewish Home, the Zionist Union members vowed to work to make sure the new coalition is short-lived.


The party’s leader Yitzhak Herzog said, “Today a government of nationalfailure was established.”


“Instead of working for the establishment of a government that will benefitthe public, Netanyahu proved that his survival is more important than improving the quality of life of Israeli citizens who are yearning for change,” he added.


MK Tzipi Livni said after the coalition was formed, “Some say that a government of 61 [MKs] is bad. They are wrong. What is not good is the government itself.”


“The government that was announced is not good for Israel in its worldview, values, objectives, and therefore it is good that it is a 61-person government so that it will be easier to replace it with a government that will lead Israel our way,” she added.


MK Yoel Hasson said, “The bad coalition that was established tonight threatens the Supreme Court, democracy and the weak man in Israel.”


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