Smotrich accuses Lapid of becoming ‘a supporter of BDS’
Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel
Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich accuses Opposition Leader Yair Lapid of lending a hand to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, because Lapid has slammed the government’s sweeping judicial reform plan as a threat to democracy and to the economy.
“Yesterday I saw a video that Yair Lapid published, the conclusion of which is that investments should be taken out of the State of Israel and transferred to Singapore,” Smotrich says at the outset of his Religious Zionism party’s Knesset faction meeting.
“I want to turn to you, Yair. You are a former prime minister and finance minister — what happened to you? Don’t you have a drop of responsibility? Have you become a supporter of BDS?” Smotrich adds.