Herzog denies plan to join government

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog quashed rumors that he would join the government in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.

“Benjamin Netanyahu must be replaced. I’m saying no to crawling into Netanyahu’s extremist right government,” Herzog said July 19 at a Labor Party meeting.

Herzog is head of the Zionist Union, made up of his Labor Party and Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah.

Herzog also criticized the Netanyahu government for failing to prevent the deal over Iran’s nuclear program. — jta