Prime Minister Netanyahu's office replies to Justice Minister's criticism

The prime minister’s office was furious regarding the interview Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked gave to Channel 2 News in which she criticized the prime minister.
Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Another conflict rises within the ranks of the government following the criticism made by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi) in an interview she gave to Channel 2 news. Shaked made sure not to directly attack the prime minister but had mentioned that she would have acted differently would she be in his place in regards to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation controversy and the prime minister’s attempts to have it shut down before being launched.

Shaked also mentioned in the interview that “someone had changed the position of the Trump administration” regarding the transfer of the US embassy.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office commented by saying that: “Talkbackers can continue talking as long as statesmen deal with foreign policy. Prime Minister Netanyahu will continue to lead Israel’s foreign policy responsively and decisively.”

As reported earlier on JOL, Shaked commented on the possible deal by which Washington will acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel should Israel implement the two-state solution by claiming that it is a lost cause.

“I think it's hopeless, she said, “It is like banging your head against the wall. It's ashame to waste time in order to try to stitch together an agreement. The differences between Israelis and Palestinians are just too vast."

Later, Shaked justified the ultimatum presented to the German Foreign Minister by which the Prime Minister would decline meeting him should he also meet with radical leftist groups. “The issue with Breaking the Silence is that it does not operate fully from within Israel and does not care about investigating and improving the IDF," she stated. 



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