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Lapid urges Netanyahu: End deal giving anti-LGBT MK control over education programs

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on November 21, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on November 21, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid attacks his expected replacement Benjamin Netanyahu for signing over the Education Ministry’s unit responsible for educational vendors to a far-right, anti-LGBT hardliner politician.

“You made a mistake, you know you made a mistake,” Lapid says, calling on Netanyahu to cancel the deal with Noam’s Avi Maoz.

Referring to the dozens of local authorities who have said they would either separately fund their own programming or oppose Maoz’s appointment, Lapid says “we’ll help them because they’re totally correct.”

Yesh Atid opened a hotline last week to assist citizens concerned by the move.

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