Defense Minister Benny Gantz criticizes the economic plan announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — which is opposed by the attorney general and has virtually no chance of being approved — calling it “a display of manipulativeness.”
“The economic plan Israel really needs has a name: a state budget, which Netanyahu and his representatives prevented at all costs,” he says.
Naftali Bennett, leader of the Yamina party and a fierce critic of the government’s pandemic response, says the “failing” government “recently prevented all economic activity” and prevented the approval of the state budget.
“Now, before the elections, you suddenly remember?” he says. “The public knows how to recognize fraud and false promises.”