A special Knesset debate on the reopening of a US consulate in Jerusalem that used to serve Palestinians has opened, with opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud MK Nir Barkat in the plenum and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett behind glass in a special isolation area in a gallery above the plenum hall.
Bennett enters the chamber and takes a seat in the back row.
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Down below, Barkat, a former mayor of Jerusalem, calls the opening of a consulate “a Trojan horse that will bring destruction, and that will be the beginning of the ruination of Israel’s third commonwealth,” an allusion to the modern Israeli state.