Opposition leader Yair Lapid slams the government, especially Justice Minister Yariv Levin, for saying they are open to talks on judicial reform while still advancing highly contentious legislation.
“Don’t play around with us by talking while you’re also passing the bill… What conversation are you talking about? Enough with the lie,” Lapid says to Levin in a speech from the Knesset podium.
The opposition leader mocks the justice minister, saying that he is “the real prime minister… in six months when the Israeli economy is crushed, in half a year when the country starts to fall apart, it will be on your head.”
“The government of Israel approved a job for a convicted criminal today,” Lapid tweets, a reference to legislation aimed at reinstating Shas chief Aryeh Deri as a minister. “Yes, that’s what they’re dealing with — not the cost of living, not security. The country doesn’t interest them, the citizens don’t interest them, they only care about themselves.”