Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked — No. 2 in Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party — issues her first public response to Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s decision to hold a vote next week to dissolve the Knesset and hold new elections, with the latter set to take over as interim premier.
“I heard a few things are happening in Israel,” Shaked says in a video from Morocco, where she is currently visiting. “Don’t believe everything you read in the media and from partisan journalists. It’s all nonsense.”
It is not clear what specifically Shaked is referring to, but her comments come after political sources said Bennett informed her of the plan, but did not consult with her.