'Ten of the Likud's members have the same IQ'

Opposition MK says Sephardic Likud MKs 'do not belong in the Knesset.'

Hezki Baruch,

Micky Rosenthal
Micky Rosenthal
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Opposition MK Micky Rosenthal (Zionist Union) participated on Saturday in a Shabbatarbut event in Modi'in and attacked various Likud members.

"The last ten people on Likud's list have the same IQ," Rosenthal said. "These are people who are not worthy of being in the Knesset."

Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) attacked Rosenthal for his statement, saying it "stinks of racism."

"The ones who grade MKs are the voters," Bitan said. "The nation chose the Likud, even though it knows who Likud's leader is and who the last ten members of its list are. I think our third set of ten MKs includes excellent, social people."

"This comment stinks of snobbishness, racism, and anti-Sephardic preferences, because it is well known that our last set of ten MKs are mostly of Sephardic descent."

Opposition MK Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) also spoke about the event.

"MK Rosenthal needs to apologize for his hurtful words," Lapid tweeted. "We don't talk like that. Not to someone in the street, not to colleagues, and not to the MKs who work with you."