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Ultra-Orthodox MK says Bennett ‘betrayed the State of Israel’

MK Moshe Gafni (left) alongside Yaakov Litzman in the Knesset, on July 26, 2021.(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Moshe Gafni (left) alongside Yaakov Litzman in the Knesset, on July 26, 2021.(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni says that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett betrayed the State of Israel.

In an interview with the Haredi news site Kikar HaShabbat, Gafni says that Bennett is “an opportunist who wants it to be written down that he was prime minister.”

Gafni, whose party has declared its loyalty to opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, adds that Bennett “betrayed his voters and betrayed the State of Israel.”

Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid calls on Gafni to retract his words immediately.

“I call on Moshe Gafni to take back his comments immediately,” tweets Lapid. “Statements like that lead Israel to doom. We can disagree, but such talk will lead to dangerous violence.”

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