Netanyahu argues with Knesset speaker, urges that Arab MK be booted for heckling

In the course of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, he is heckled by Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi, and a row ensues between Netanyahu and the Knesset Speaker.

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy (Yesh Atid) tells Tibi to sit down.

Netanyahu: “Mr Speaker, I respect you. You should respect this House. This is no way to run a Knesset session.”

Netanyahu slams the podium with his palm, and says angrily, “I am sure that if the head of your faction [was trying to speak], you’d act differently. So please act differently. Boot him [Tibi] out of the plenum.”

Levy attempts to silence an escalating chorus of heckling, and then says to Netanyahu: “Knesset member Netanyahu, I have something personal to say to you. I don’t take instructions from, you, thank you.”

Netanyahu resumes his speech.

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