MK Mansour Abbas revealed in plenary that MK Kish from the Likud told him in a conversation between them in Balfour that he was the one who wrote Netanyahu’s speech on the partnership between the Likud and the Prime Minister | This provoked a storm in the plenum. After a number of Likud members were expelled from the Likud for minutes, the entire party was angrily abandoned
A routine plenary session chaired by MK Mansour Abbas from Ra’am led to a climax between him and Likud members after Abbas revealed from his seat in the chair, meetings he held on the eve of the formation of the government with Likud members at the Prime Minister’s residence in Balfour.
“I understand the political need of the Likud today to slam the government through the Islamic movement, we stopped being RAAM, now we are the Islamic movement,” Abbas told Likud MKs who tried to disrupt his remarks.
Abbas surprised and revealed that “the speech that Benjamin Netanyahu read in Balfour in front of me, about the partnership between the Likud and the RAAM and was written by Yoav Kish, I will not forget. Now do you want to present us as supporters of terrorism? “, Abbas wondered and said that” he (Netanyahu) read me the speech, I tell you what a wonderful speech, and you (Kish) tell me I wrote it. “
Abbas’ remarks caused a stir in the plenum, until Knesset Speaker Miki Levy was called to replace Mansour Abbas, and tried to calm the spirits in the Knesset plenum, but without success.
MK Kish, who then conducted the negotiations between the Likud and the RAAM, came up to reply to MK Abbas: “We never asked you to join the Likud government,” Kish replied. “We always told you to be over 61,” he claimed.
During the confrontation, Speaker Miki Levy removed some Knesset members from the plenary hall, without calling them to order as required. In response, all members of the opposition abandoned the plenum in a protest act.