The non-oppositional opposition in the Knesset

Pop quiz: Who gave the following effusive speech about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

“Today, he deserves a lot of credit. Whoever says that [US President Donald] Trump would have moved the embassy [to Jerusalem] anyway, simply does not know how to give credit where it’s due. In my eyes, whoever doesn’t know how to give credit loses the right to criticize. This would not have happened without [Netanyahu] working on it, and I praise him for that.”
Is it a) Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, b) Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, c) Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett – in a generous mood – or d) none of the above?

If you guessed “d”, you’re right. As you may have guessed from the headline, this is – remarkably – a speech from the opposition. The supportive speaker was none other than Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid – the man who wants to replace Netanyahu as prime minister, no less. Continue reading

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