Lapid hits back at PM: ‘Only anarchists in this story are senior cabinet ministers’

Head of the Yesh Atid party MK Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset on February 27, 2023. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Head of the Yesh Atid party MK Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset on February 27, 2023. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Opposition leader Yair Lapid accuses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of continuing to lie about efforts to hold dialogue between the government and opposition on its judicial shakeup plans.

“Even on the steps of the plane, on his way to a wasteful and unncessary weekend on the country’s dime, Netanyahu cannot stop lying,” Lapid says in a statement as the prime minister departs for Rome.

“The government did not agree to any dialogue attempt, and it is continuing to push through legislation that will turn us into a messianic, extremist and undemocratic country,” Lapid adds. “The only anarchists in this story are senior ministers in the government who are trying to set the country alight.”

Departing for a weekend in Rome, Netanyahu claimed that all government attempts at dialogue have been “completely rejected by the opposition and its attempts to drag the country into anarchy.”

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