Bennett reportedly boycotted cabinet meeting, alleging Lapid is briefing against him

Outoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, right, and his interim successor Yair Lapid speak after the passage of a bill to dissolve the Knesset, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Outoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, right, and his interim successor Yair Lapid speak after the passage of a bill to dissolve the Knesset, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Alternate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reportedly boycotted Sunday’s cabinet meeting in protest of Prime Minister Yair Lapid briefing reporters about him.

According to the Kan public broadcaster, Bennett is accusing Lapid of being behind several reports about Bennett’s demands for better conditions and about the former premier pushing to take part in events during US President Joe Biden’s visit.

The outlet quotes Bennett associates as denying the report, saying he stayed away from the cabinet meeting to give the stage to Lapid.

Bennett’s Yamina party called the report “fake.”

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