Bennett Slams Netanyahu, Opposition
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slams former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MK Miri Regev for COVID-19 deaths and canceling Flag March, saying that his government beat that in two weeks.
On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett heavily criticized the members of the opposition. He addressed several MKs, including former PM Benjamin Netanyahu: "We are succeeding in fixing what you abandoned," he said. Bennett added that they do nothing but complain, saying "even when you see good things, you couldn't give a compliment."
The MKs he slammed include former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Galit Distel, and Bezalel Smotrich. Then, Bennett went on to slam Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, MK May Golan, and Nir Barkat, calling them "grouchy."
He highlighted how Netanyahu was too afraid to hold the 'Flag March' and his government held it, underscoring that all they do is criticize.
"A year and a half later, Netanyahu and Miri Regev failed, with 6,430 deaths, and within two weeks we - Minister Merav Michaeli, Minister Nitzan Horowitz, Minister Benny Gantz, and myself - overcame this. We hoped to get applauded, but we only saw hypocrisy," said the leader of the 'Yamina' party.
Bennett also attacked the opposition's decision to vote against the Citizenship and Entry into 'Israel' Law, saying, "The most alarming thing is that you are behaving like anarchists. An anarchist is a person who wants his country to burn in order to harm it. Like in the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, [Avi] Dicter, how did you raise your hand against the Citizenship Law? Aren't you ashamed? Even politically speaking, don't you understand that from now on, in every ad, they'll show Yuli Edelstein, Nir Barkat, and Yoav Gallant against the State of Israel's security? All this for Bibi Netanyahu."
In his speech, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu also attacked the new government, and at the beginning of his speech, he said, "On behalf of Israel's citizens, I have one question for the government of fraud," as he put it asking, "How did you succeed in such a short time in spoiling our great success in battling the coronavirus so quickly?"
"What in God's name are you doing against the coronavirus outbreak? The answer is: you're not doing anything. This is not a soft curbing [policy], it is an empty curbing [policy] - empty of content, empty of action, empty of policy, and mostly empty of leadership," Netanyahu added.