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Bennett tussles with opposition MKs on budget, Iran

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tussles with opposition lawmakers after they gather enough signatures to require him to attend a Knesset plenum session.

“We did in 36 hours what you didn’t do in 36 months, we passed a budget,” Bennett says.

The premier also addresses Iran’s nuclear program.

“The inheritance left to us was an Iran at the most advanced stage of its nuclear project, but we’ll deal with it because we know what to do,” Bennett says.

During his turn to speak, Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu again lashes out at the new government for promising a “no surprises policy” with the US, something senior Israeli officials also did when he was prime minister.

“The information that is sent to America could be leaked to major media outlets and in this way our operations will be thwarted,” he says.

Netanyahu goes onto claim the government “turned us into some sort of protectorate with a duty to report. If we have no independence on this matter, we have no independence at all.”

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