Smotrich: MKs should openly back goal of making Israel as in King David’s era

Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich, a former cabinet minister, says right-wing lawmakers should openly proclaim their aspiration to transform the State of Israel to as it was in the days of the biblical King David.

“We must not fear presenting our vision of transforming the State of Israel and its progression to become the cradle of [King] David,” he says at the Merkaz Harav yeshiva, during a Jerusalem Day event, marking 53 years since the capture of the Old City during the Six Day War.

“That’s our national aspiration,” he adds, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

“What we need around the cabinet table is not religious ministers but ministers who carry this vision and seek to revive it,” he says. “This must be our work plan.”

Smotrich has come under fire in the past for similar remarks.