Netanyahu argues with Bennett in regards to controversial Regulation Law

During a government meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett argued in regards to the controversial Regulation Law. “I don’t need protection from spins, neither those created by politicians nor those created by the media,” stated Netanyahu during the meeting.
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During a discussion held today (Sunday) between the Israeli ministers regarding the Yemenite Children Affair, the subject of the controversial Regulation Law came up and sparked an argument between Netanyahu and Bennett.

During the discussion, Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev said: “It’s a shame that Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi [MKs] act like they are the only ones in favor of the Regulation Law, completely excluding the Likud.” In response, Bennett asked whether or not the prime minister is in favor of the law and Regev responded by saying that Netanyahu never said that he opposes it.

Netanyahu then intervened: “I don’t need protection from spins, neither those created by politicians nor those created by the media.” In response to Netanyahu’s comment, Bennett said that if this is the case, the Likud and Netanyahu need to vote in favor of the law. “It’s so childish and irresponsible [to try and have] a moment of [political] gain while we are trying to be granted a delay from the court,” countered Netanyahu.

The dispute between Netanyahu and Bennett comes in light of the prime minister’s request to postpone the Ministerial Committee for Legislation’s vote regarding the controversial law, which was scheduled for today.

Earlier this morning, Bennett said during an interview with Army Radio: “We need to pass the Regulation Law.” Meanwhile, 150 Amona and Ofra residents protested outside of the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, calling for the ministers and Netanyahu to support the law.

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