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Bennett pans ‘populist’ opposition running ‘fake news campaign’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the Muni Expo 2021 conference in Tel Aviv, on October 20, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the Muni Expo 2021 conference in Tel Aviv, on October 20, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says his government is under a “very powerful fake [news] campaign,” calling the coalition’s formation “an extraordinarily patriotic act.”

“We don’t need to apologize to anyone for anything,” he says after months of nonstop, scathing attacks — primarily on social media — by loyalists of former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who was ousted in June after 12 consecutive years in power.

Hosting a Yamina faction meeting, Bennett accuses the opposition of presenting “populist” law bills on “all the things they neglected and were afraid to deal with for years.”

Adds Bennett: “I understand how hard and challenging this is, mentally and personally, but I ask you to look at the reality and lift your heads from Twitter.”

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