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Yesh Atid minister raises hell by appearing to liken PM Lapid to God

Economy Minister Orna Barbivai attends a conference in Modi'in, May 26, 2022. (Flash90)
Economy Minister Orna Barbivai attends a conference in Modi'in, May 26, 2022. (Flash90)

A Yesh Atid minister has drawn criticism after appearing to liken her party leader, Prime Minister Yair Lapid, to none other than God during a campaign speech yesterday.

At a Yesh Atid campaign event, Economy Minister Orna Barbivai said: “There were many skeptics along the way. They told us: ‘You won’t succeed, it will be like this and like that.’ There is one called the Creator of the World, and there is one called Yair Lapid who said: ‘I’m willing to make concessions'” — agreeing to let Naftali Bennett go first as premier and ultimately paving his own way to the country’s top spot.

Barbivai gets slammed for the remark, especially by members of the Likud-led opposition.

Asked about it during a Channel 12 interview, fellow Yesh Atid minister Yoel Razvozov claims Barbivai was “misunderstood,” refusing to elaborate.

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