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Herzog: Jerusalem won’t stay Jewish, safe without ‘dramatic’ change

Opposition lawmakers are using a special Knesset session today on next week’s Jerusalem Day to level criticism at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his policies regarding the capital, or lack thereof.

Opposition chief Isaac Herzog says Jerusalem as the country knows it will be lost if a “dramatic change” is not made.

Isaac Herzog addresses the Knesset on February 10, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Isaac Herzog addresses the Knesset on February 10, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

“Jerusalem will not remain Jewish, ethical, whole and safe if a dramatic change does not happen here, if we don’t move urgently, without a variety of excuses for an arrangement between the two nations. At least let’s move toward there. Create hope,” Herzog urges from the podium, according to a Knesset transcript.

Meretz chief Zahava Galon launches a more direct attack on the prime minister and his coalition moves.

“What have you done, Mr. Prime Minister, aside from play games with your friends in your coalition, which has a fawning relationship with right-wing extremists and settlers,” she says, according to Army Radio.

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