Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu of Otzma Yehudit is accusing the country’s defense leadership of a deep-state style conspiracy undermining the government’s ability to provide security for its citizens.
Asked on Twitter about his hardline law-and-order party’s propensity for making promises, when in fact the nation has slid into a deep security crisis, Eliyahu answers that his party will keep making promises.
“It’s complicated. When the country has leaders in the defense array who are acting on ‘insurrection’ footing, nobody can take that into account,” he tweets.
The comment draws swift fire from opposition leader Yair Lapid, who shoots back that Eliyahu should show receipts or be booted.
“We don’t have another IDF. The incitement against the defense community is out of control,” he says.