Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid said Saturday, "Shelly and Tzipi want us to announce we won't join the government? What good would come of that? A rightist, haredi government?"
Lapid wrote on his Facebook page, "Instead of ignoring the likely possibility that Netanyahu will form the next government, let's join it together and then instead of a haredi government, we'll have a sane, moderate coalition that will act for the benefit of the Israeli middle class? Doesn't that make more sense?" (Yuval Karni and Moran Azulay)