Yisrael Beytenu Chairman and former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman admitted to hosting his son on Seder night despite the state-imposed curfew established as part of the fight against the coronavirus.
Liberman refused to comment on a Channel 12 mention of his breach of guidelines, instead placing the blame on the Prime Minister: "Netanyahu and Litzman's decision to enforce a general lockdown...on Passover eve as a solution to the ongoing testing failure on the one hand and the hope of appeasing the haredim on the other, is a disgrace. The clear conclusion from [Netanyahu's] Seder [directives] is that [he], himself, does not believe in the methods he is [enforcing]."
On Seder eve, Prime Minister Netanyahu hosted his son Avner at the Prime Minister's Residence on Balfour Street, and was harshly criticized for his actions. Netanyahu stated that Avner lives in a secure complex in a nearby apartment building opposite his official residence.
President Reuven Rivlin also hosted his daughter at the Seder dinner. Rivlin apologized for the apparent infraction saying, "I read the harsh responses and understand where most of them [are coming from]. Since [my wife Nechama's passing] my children have been a big help in my personal affairs."