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Senior Likud officials planning rebellion against Netanyahu

Current and former senior Likud officials, some of whom are current Knesset members, are currently coming together in an effort to bring about the replacement of the party’s chairman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Arutz Sheva has learned.

According to those senior officials, Prime Minister Netanyahu has abandoned the goals of the party and the right-wing agenda, in favor of dealing with his personal affairs, and therefore it is necessary to bring the Likud back to its true path.

The officials mention that despite the green light he received from the US administration, Netanyahu chose not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, and in addition did not act to change the face of the justice system and did not do the necessary things to create change in the media.

“Netanyahu presented himself as a right-winger and a right-wing leader, but in fact acted to promote left-wing policy,” they added.

Members of the emerging group claim that if Netanyahu remains at the helm of the Likud, the party is likely to disintegrate.

Therefore, they are addressing two possibilities: ousting Netanyahu or establishing a right-wing movement that will take the Likud’s place and adopt its original platform, if Netanyahu does not resign and his ouster does not succeed.

The group claims that the prime minister’s main preoccupation these days is his personal survival. “MKs and ministers are busy with the war over Netanyahu and his political survival.”

Header: Israelis protest in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square against the government’s economic policies during the coronavirus pandemic, July 11, 2020. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Source: Arutz Sheva