Former justice minister says he’s sorry for calling Netanyahu a ‘political pig’

Former justice minister Haim Ramon apologizes for calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “political pig.”

In an interview with Radio 103FM on Tuesday, Ramon — who represented Blue and White in coalition negotiations with Likud — blamed Netanyahu for the collapse of the government.

“You want to know why we are going to elections? Benjamin Netanyahu, a political pig,” he said.

On Wednesday, he tells Galey Yisrael radio: “I didn’t mean that Netanyahu was a political pig and I apologize to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for it.”

Former justice minister Haim Ramon at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on September 5, 2012. (Yoav Ari Dudkevitch / FLASH90)