After being lashed by Netanyahu, the dour dyad of Liberman and Lapid also takes heat from the left over their decision to hold a so-called emergency conference on the state of Israel’s foreign service.
Meretz leader Zehava Galon saves most of her opprobrium for Liberman, criticizing Lapid for teaming up with the right-wing politician.
“What a joke. Two opportunists who are taking advantage of the (harsh) fact that Israel doesn’t have a foreign minister, who don’t care in the slightest about Israel’s international standing,” she writes on Facebook, echoing some of Netanyahu’s talking points. “If that really interested Lapid, he wouldn’t make a conference with a former foreign minister who called for boycotting Arab businesses and judging Arab MKs ‘like at Nuremberg.'”