Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar tweets a reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Knesset speech against the government and the new state budget.
“In a toxic speech filled with incitement and falsehoods, Netanyahu avoided answering one question,” Sa’ar writes. “Why exactly did he not pass a budget when he had the chance to do so for the country a year ago?”
Netanyahu is widely believed to have torpedoed the budget under his power-sharing government with Benny Gantz, in order to bring down that coalition and avoid passing the premiership on to him as had been agreed between the two as part of their deal.
That fight led directly to the collapse of the last government and the most recent election, the results of which saw Netanyahu ousted from office.