Netanyahu leaves Cabinet meeting for 'call of national importance'

Last time PM Netanyahu left a Cabinet meeting for a 'matter of national importance,' a peace agreement with the UAE was announced.

Gary Willig ,

Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu abruptly left the weekly Cabinet meeting Monday, saying that he had to take “a call of national importance.”

Last month, Netanyahu left another government meeting for another call the nature of which he did not disclose at the time. The call turned out to be with United Arab Emirates leader Mohammed Bin Zayed and the two leaders announced the establishment of full relations between Israel and the UAE later that day.

At the time, Netanyahu said that he was being called away for “a matter of national importance”, adding that “you’ll find out later why I left.”