Opposition Leader Yair Lapid criticizes the political leadership for again canceling today’s weekly in-person cabinet meeting, as most of its wartime votes have become remote and decision-making has shifted to the smaller war and security cabinets.
“Unlike the security cabinet,” Lapid writes, “the government is supposed to handle all civil issues — health, welfare, transportation, [care for] evacuees, families of the kidnapped. All that is the civil sphere of the war.”
The opposition leader, who last week made his first call for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down, said that the broader cabinet is not meeting because most ministers are not functioning.
“They don’t convene the government because they don’t work, they only know how to keep their coalition funds and the funds they transfer to themselves,” Lapid writes in a statement.
“Bring in the government and go to work.”