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Israel Election: Likud Threatens Gantz Party Lawmaker With Embarrassing Tapes if She Doesn’t Defect

In recording released week before Israel election, former Kahol Lavan adviser is heard quoting MK Omer Yankelevich as calling Benny Gantz a ‘dumb loser unfit to be prime minister’ – Likud denies allegation

By Chaim Levinson | 3 March 2020

HAARETZ — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party threatened Kahol Lavan lawmaker Omer Yankelevich that if she will not defect to a Likud-led coalition, more embarrassing recordings by her party’s former strategic adviser will be released to the media.

In a recording released last week, former Kahol Lavan adviser Yisrael Bachar is heard quoting Yankelevich as having said Benny Gantz is a “dumb loser unfit to be prime minister.”

According to information obtained by Haaretz, Likud is holding onto additional recordings involving Yankelevich, which are said to contain sensitive details regarding her personal life, and is using them as a bargaining tool in negotiations. […]

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