Opposition head: Annexation a ‘spin’ by Netanyahu to distract public from trial

Knesset Opposition Chairman Yair Lapid tells Channel 12 that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex large parts of the West Bank next month is a “spin” to distract the public’s attention from his ongoing corruption trial and the pandemic-induced economic crisis.

“I think it’s spin by Netanyahu, who is trying to deflect attention from economic meltdown, including the collapse of independent businesses, and his criminal trial,” he says.

“I support the Trump plan. I oppose unilateral annexation,” Lapid adds.

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