Blue and White’s Gabi Ashkenazi responds to Netanyahu’s comments, noting that he failed to address the budget crisis.
“A 15-minute speech and the most important word was missing from his talking points: ‘Budget,'” tweets Ashkenazi, who is foreign minister.
“A million Israelis are demanding economic security,” he says, referring to the unemployed.
“Everyone knows that if there was no trial, there would be a state budget. This is the time to… approve the budget for 2021.”
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz also posts a video in which he demands Netanyahu advance the budget.
“The campaign of concealment and lies is over — the time for action has arrived,” he says.