Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu scolds Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for agreeing to supply Jordan with more water, claiming the move will indirectly benefit Iran’s nuclear program.
“It seems Bennett doesn’t understand that when he gives Jordan water, it gives oil to Iran — a huge economic boost to develop its nuclear program,” says Netanyahu, according to Army Radio.
“It’s no wonder that Oman is running to Iran and canceling all of its agreements with Israel,” adds Netanyahu, apparently referring to Muscat’s recent comments that it won’t soon normalize ties with Israel.
During the Likud faction meeting in the Knesset, Netanyahu also condemns Bennett for heeding the Islamist Ra’am party’s demands to transfer the office overseeing Bedouin development to the Welfare Ministry.
“Bennett is a weak prime minister who can be extorted. He represents the first Palestinian-Israeli government in the history of Israel,” says Netanyahu, referring to the inclusion of Ra’am in the government.