Lapid calls on coalition lawmakers to ‘come to their senses’ and cancel Knesset recess

File: Opposition leader Yair Lapid leads a faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on March 18, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
File: Opposition leader Yair Lapid leads a faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on March 18, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid calls on coalition lawmakers to “come to their senses” and cancel the Knesset recess slated to begin Sunday.

“Today begins the last week of the Knesset before the recess. It’s hallucinatory that the Knesset is going on recess at a time like this,” he writes on X. “Hostages don’t have a break, fighters in Gaza don’t have a break.”

“Yesh Atid will fight until the last minute to cancel the recess – it’s not too late for coalition members to come to their senses,” Lapid writes.

Last week, the Knesset House Committee voted to approve a six-week break despite vociferous objections by parties in both the opposition and coalition. The recess is slated to run from April 7 to May 19.

The families of hostages held in Gaza have also called for lawmakers to cancel their break.

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