It’s election season in Israel and this means political knives out: Like others disregarding the fact that the cutter-in-line during the Paris rally for the terror of victims was former French president Sarkozy and not Netanyahu, former finance minister and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid cites Netanyahu’s conduct during the rally as “exemplifying for the world the uncouth Israeli, the Israeli who cuts in line, and this is a shame.”
“It comes in two parts: First part is that it’s good that we have senior representation during such an event and Israel’s voice is heard loudly and clearly, The second part is that we were yesterday exposed to the behavior of the impolite Israeli. An Israeli prime minister cutting in line is impolite,” Lapid says.
He continues: “This is exactly how Netanyahu behaved with the Americans when he began, little by little, to demolish our relations with the US, and I don’t want this to happen with Europe.”
Lapid says he decided not to go himself to France because Israel was overrepresented.