Following Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation, Knesset member Ayelet Shaked spoke about why Naftali Bennett should serve as the new defense minister but said she would remain in government, despite President Netanyahu’s refusal to appoint him.
Below are some of Ayelet Shaked’s quotes on the matter.
“It is clear that what we need to do will not get done under this government.” – Ayelet Shaked, UPI, 18 November 2018
“Bennett will revolutionize our security and bring Israel’s deterrence back, which was lost under Lieberman in the past two years, and will help save us from a deep crisis of faith in our security.” – Ayelet Shaked, UPI, 18 November 2018
“Without that, this government is called right-wing, but in practicality is fulfilling left-wing policies. The public is sick of voting for the right and getting left.” – Ayelet Shaked, UPI, 18 November 2018
“Our role in the government is too important to take our hands off the wheel.” – Ayelet Shaked, Arutz Sheva, 19 November 2018
“It might cost us politically, but it is the responsible thing to do for the sake of the nation.” – Ayelet Shaked, Arutz Sheva, 19 November 2018