Ben-Gvir slams Ra'am leader after speech: Tries to portray himself as a 'teddy bear'

Moran Azulay |
Published: 04.01.21 , 20:30
Far-right activist and number 3 in the Religious Zionist alliance, Adv. Itamar Ben-Gvir, called on the right on Thursday not to cooperate with Ra'am Chairman Mansour Abbas and said that such cooperation could spell the end of the Israeli right.
Ben-Gvir said that Abbas was trying to portray himself as a "cute teddy bear" in a televised prime time speech he gave and slammed the Arab lawmaker's ties to the Islamic movement, to which Ra'am is affiliated, a movement the Kahanist said "supports Hamas and sanctifies baby killers."
He called on right-wing parties — including Naftali Bennett's Yamina and Gideon Saar's New Hope which are not part of Prime Minister Netanyahu's right-wing bloc — to form a government together without relying on Ra'am.
"A coalition that relies on Abbas will be the end of the right. A coalition with the Joint List and Meretz will send Bennett and Saar home," he said.