Sa’ar attacks Netanyahu at Knesset: ‘You’re not an emperor! You’re not a king!’

MK Gideon Sa'ar speaks at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on June 18, 2024 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Gideon Sa'ar speaks at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on June 18, 2024 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Knesset holds a “40 signatures discussion” called by the opposition after a minimum of 40 opposition MKs requested to hold a debate with the prime minister.

The opposition is pillorying the government, with MK Gideon Sa’ar (New Hope) saying, “The State of Israel is under caution,” after a state commission cautioned the prime minister regarding his conduct in the so-called “submarine affair.”

Saying Netanyahu is accused of bypassing his cabinet, ministers, the security establishment and others in his decision-making, Sa’ar says: “You’re not an emperor! You’re not a king!”

Accusing the government of “still trying” to “crush [Israel’s] constitutional and governmental traditions,” Sa’ar attacks it for failing to appoint a new Supreme Court chief. “You’re acting intentionally to create chaos,” he says. “Why? Because the justice minister does not have a majority on the committee to select whoever he wants. So what do you do? Select no one!”

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