David Bitan: “Do not disqualify a scenario in which Yair Lapid overthrows the government”

Member of Knesset David Bitan (Likud) spoke this morning (Sunday) with Anat Davidov and Gideon Oko about the latest developments in the political system. At the beginning of the interview on 103FM, he said that he was present last night at a number of financing events, including the event that took place at IAI, which was attended by, among others, Minister Ayelet Shaked.

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“I got there when she was not there,” he explained, noting that MK Idit Silman and he were present at the same fundraiser in Rehovot. The presenters asked if the two talked, and Bitan replied, “Who had time to talk?” As mentioned, many consider IAI as a stronghold of the Likud, which did not prevent Sarah from choosing to attend this particular event. “She really wants to be in the Likud. I have been saying this for a long time, but they do not always want her, so she has no future in the Likud at the moment, because if they do not want you, you will not come,” he explained.

Davidov asked: “I understand that she has already passed the Netanyahu checkpoint,” and Bitan replied – “Yes, I talked to him, I think she passed.” He further stated that he does not know whether Shaked and Netanyahu have already talked to each other. “Before Silman moved in, I talked to him.”

But what Netanyahu wants usually happens in the Likud, no?
“No, in this matter probably not yet.”

The presenters asked if anyone would bother them if Shaked was in the Likud, to which he replied: “Probably yes. Yoav Kish said this explicitly on some radio program.” They added: “Their assessment is that the days of this government are really numbered, and Bitan replied:” Yes, it is clear. You see they have problems. Even before Silman’s story, they had a lot of problems. We finished the session with problems, only the break saved them. The quarrels there are extremely severe. “

Edith Silman (Photo: Olivier Fitoussi, Flash 90)

It’s not 60/60. There is the common denominator that may raise a finger.
“True, that’s why I do not say that tomorrow morning it will fall. But the composition of the coalition is problematic, because there is a left and there is a right at the edges. Every MK will want to squeeze all sorts of things. Because of the 60/60 no one will hold back Each time to a different side. ”

He was asked if he smelled that the next estimate would be from the RAAM party, and replied: “RAAM has blackmailed the coalition even before this story, now it seems to you that it will not blackmail? Obviously it will blackmail.” The submitters noted in response that the government can survive in its current state, and he responded: “Can survive, it’s true, I’m not saying no, and it has proven itself that it can survive, both paying huge budgets, paying in positions and paying in laws, such as the Electricity Law “But in practice it will not survive, because reality is problematic.”

Bitan added: “I was the chairman of a coalition. It is very difficult. A government has to pass all sorts of laws, even simple things, it has to pass in the Finance Committee, in the plenum, all sorts of things like that so there is no chance that it will stay. Then she will stay a month, a month and something and she will fall. I believe it will be very difficult regarding no-confidence motions, because we will not have the 61 “.

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The submitters asked about collaborating with the joint list, and Bitan replied, “” What is collaborating? “Cooperation on a certain law, on a certain proposal, it has existed in the Knesset for years, but at the moment it will be almost impossible, unless they find a method to cooperate between everyone.”

Another issue that has come up is the transfer of an annual budget. “They will not get to the point where the budget passes, I do not believe,” Bitan replied. At the end of the interview, Bitan was asked if Lapid would be prime minister, and replied: “If he does, then only for a short time. Do not disqualify him. Whoever overthrows the government in the end will actually be Lapid. From then on, the government will be overthrown by Lapid so that they can go to the polls, it is impossible to know. “

Assisted in the preparation of the article: Amitai Duak, fm103

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