By Yisrael Price
YERUSHALAYIM – Following the settlement to kind a right-wing unity slate with Betzalel Smotrich’s Religious Zionism celebration, far-right Otzma Yehudit chief Itamar Ben-Gvir informed Israeli media that the electoral final result will rely on them and he expects to have a ministerial function within the subsequent Netanyahu-led authorities.
“We hold the key to victory. If our list doesn’t reach 11 seats, Netanyahu has no chance of becoming prime minister. I can say that it depends on our voting body, if our voters want a fully right-wing government they’ll vote for us. If not, we’ll be small and weak, and we won’t form a right-wing government,” Ben-Gvir informed North Radio 104.5 FM on Sunday.
According to the polls, the 2 right-wing events mixed would win about 12 Knesset seats if elections have been held now.
As for future job alternatives, he mentioned that not like former races, Netanyahu is not going to repeat his promise not to appoint the intense right-winger to a cupboard submit, regardless of widespread opposition to Ben-Gvir even amongst some on the suitable.
“If you ask Netanyahu today, he won’t say the same thing,” Ben-Gvir informed Channel 12 information.
“Why does the left attack and besmirch me so much?” he asks rhetorically, persevering with: “Because they know that when I’m there [in a position of power], the reality will be different.”
Ben-Gvir maintained that his difficulties with Smotrich weren’t private however substantive.
“The story right here will not be a story of respect, it was vital to me that Religious Zionism would open up, that its record wasn’t made up of simply basic non secular Zionists. I needed the Galil and Sderot, and Netivot, and Ofakim, and I needed younger individuals and girls.
“I wanted a diverse list and I got it. At this point, I can say: we are the home for all of you. It’s a matter of ‘come here because your home is with us, we have everything.’ When it’s like that I know we can last forever. You never heard anything bad from me about Smotrich, he’s a sharp individual, and we have a partnership. The argument was over opening up the party, but when the party opens up, so does the heart.”
Smotrich introduced the deal: “I am happy to inform you that together with my friend Itamar Ben-Gvir we have reached an agreement on a joint run in the elections, for the sake of victory of the right-wing bloc, b’ezrat Hashem.”