Netanyahu dismisses criticism of coalition deals as ‘lies and scare-mongering’

Likud head MK Benjamin Netanyahu seen after coalition talks outside a hotel in Jerusalem, December 5, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud head MK Benjamin Netanyahu seen after coalition talks outside a hotel in Jerusalem, December 5, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Presumed incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismisses criticism aimed at him by his political opponents over the appointment of a far-right MK to oversee parts of the education system and transferring Defense Ministry responsibilities to his allies as “lies and scaremongering.”

“Lapid and Gantz don’t recognize the results of the elections and are spraying around lies and scaremongering against the government elected by the majority,” Netanyahu says.

Netanyahu accuses Lapid of waging a campaign to “delegitimize the choice of the people.”

Netanyahu vows to rule according to the will of the voters who elected his far-right religious bloc, but says he will do so “responsibly.”

Netanyahu says the security responsibility being transferred is “less than a thousandth of the Defense Ministry,” while the far-right anti-LGBT misogynistic Noam party will only control “a thousandth of the education budget.”

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