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Merav Michaeli: ‘We have 61 MKs, we need to form a government’

Labor chairwoman MK Merav Michaeli is urging the anti-Netanyahu bloc to unite and form a government.

In an interview with 103 FM Radio, Michaeli said: “We have 61 Knesset seats which want to replace [Israeli Prime Minister Benjyamin] Netanyahu. We need to form a government with them.”

“It’s not really that complicated,” she said, referring to the fact that the anti-Netanyahu bloc is made up of right-wing politicians, center-left politicians, and the Joint Arab List which has anti-Zionist elements and traditionally refuses to sit in any Israeli government.

“We can definitely join together with a consensus that is not perfect for anyone but which is based on economic and social principles. Nothing will be anyone’s dream.

“I call on [New Hope Chairman] Gideon Sa’ar: Don’t be [Zvi] Hauser and [Yoaz] Hendel. Come form a government.”

Hauser and Hendel were part of the Blue and White party, but broke off last year to form their own “Derech Eretz” party. They later joined Sa’ar’s New Hope party.

Source: Arutz Sheva