Sharp and precise or crossed the border? Last night, the alternate prime minister and foreign minister, Yair LapidA speech in the Knesset plenum to mark the 26th anniversary of the assassination of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Lapid and the commotion following his remarks at the conference in memory of Rabin. Photo: Knesset Channel
“Extremist nationalists are not patriots,” Lapid said. “Extreme art is not love of country, it is blackmail.” Then he accused: “Yigal Amir’s ideological descendants are sitting in the Knesset of Israel today, receiving legitimacy, welcome guests in all the studios. If we had not performed the miracle of the change government, they would be members of the government today.” These remarks caused the chairman of Religious Zionism, MK Bezalel Smutrich, to leave the plenum while he read interim readings towards him.
Do you think Lapid crossed the line in his words, or did he say the right and accurate things to the people? Vote in the Maariv Online poll.