'Netanyahu and Gantz are only concerned about themselves'

Avigdor Liberman slams unity government, says it is bloated during an economic crisis, should be dissolved.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
Yisrael Beyteinu spokesperson

Yisrael Beyteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman strongly attacked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz at the start of the weekly Yisrael Beyteinu faction meeting Monday afternoon.

"During a period of crisis, we expect our leaders to set a personal example. Unfortunately, what has actually happened is that we have been given a terrible example. It is an embarrassing example," Liberman said.

According to Liberman, "against the backdrop of 920,000 unemployed and a deficit which will reach 10% by the end of the year, we received a government with 35 ministers, nine deputy ministers, and another seven MKs who joined thanks to the Norwegian Law. In addition, the prime minister requested a tax refund and other benefits for himself totaling NIS 1 million."

"This is instead of asking the ministers and MKs to give up 10% of their salaries or to reduce the jobs of 10 ministers or deputy ministers to nothing or to give up on the Norwegian Law," he explained.

"But Netanyahu's and Gantz's priorities are reversed. They take care of themselves and reprimand the public. The current leadership has no shame. It is not transparent, is completely detached from the public, and should pass from this world," Liberman said.