Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu hits back at Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, blaming him for the sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the country.
“One question for Bennett and Lapid’s fraudulent government — how did you manage in such a short time to spoil our success in the fight against the coronavirus?” asks Netanyahu in the Knesset.
When Bennett was in the opposition, he sharply criticized Netanyahu’s pandemic policy.
Bennett counters that unlike Netanyahu, he does not engage in praising his own accomplishments.
“If I were Bibi Netanyahu, I would do this. At 8 p.m., I would break into the nightly broadcasts, with a serious face. ‘Citizens of Israel, I am the greatest leader since Herzl, and all my ministers are dwarfed [by me] and I take credit [for their accomplishments]'” mocks Bennett.
“We sealed the gaps [in the vaccine supply] that you left behind, but we don’t need to call a press conference for every phone call with [Pfizer CEO] Bourla,” says Bennett.
Bennett on Sunday announced that Pfizer would move up its next shipment of vaccines to Israel to August 1.