Election Chaos: ‘Not on my watch’: Smotrich rules out cooperation with Islamist Ra’am party

Newly appointed minister of Transportation Miri Regev is seen with her former counterpart Bezalel Smotrich at a ceremony for replacing of minister, held at the Ministry of Transportation in Jerusalem on May 18 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?????? ???? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ?????? ????

Times of Israel: Religious Zionism head Bezalel Smotrich on Thursday appeared to rule out any parliamentary cooperation with the Ra’am party, dismissing “irresponsible voices” that say a right-wing coalition could be built with the support of the Islamist party.

” So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart,The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41

His comments further narrow Netanyahu’s already slim prospects for building a majority coalition.

“There will be no right-wing government based on Mansour Abbas’s Ra’am party. Period,” Smotrich wrote on Facebook. “The irresponsible voices of some right-wing elements in recent days who support such reliance… reflect dangerous confusion. Friends, get this out of your head. It will not come about, not on my watch.”