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Lapid: Term limits hurts Bennett and I, not Netanyahu

CM 22/11/2021


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Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid refuted criticism that the term limit bill set to be passed in the Knesset on Monday is aimed at opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
The bill does not apply retroactively to Netanyahu, who would still be permitted to serve eight years as prime minister if it passed into law.
“I heard the claim that the bill is personal,” Lapid told his faction. “It is personal against Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, the current prime minister, and against me, because the law says I will be prime minister after him.”

Lapid said Netanyahu’s trial on Monday was proof of why the bill is necessary.
“We are legislating it because it’s not healthy for a democracy for a prime minister to be in power for more than eight years,” Lapid said. “We see in court nowadays how staying in power too long leads to corruption. We will put a stop to it.”

 Israeli minister of Defense Benny Gantz attend a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 19, 2021. (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90) Israeli minister of Defense Benny Gantz attend a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 19, 2021. (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz praised the term limit bill in his Blue and White faction, saying it was the first bill he presented when he entered the Knesset. 
“It will help bring about better quality governance,” Gantz said. “It will change the prime minister from a Survivor [reality show] star who tries to make it from term to term to a leader who can look ahead to the future.”
Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who initiated the bill, went further, saying that passing term limits would release the country from the captivity of governments that serve politicians. 
“Instead of unlimited terms, we are bringing a better, balanced proposal of term limits,” Sa’ar told his New Hope faction.
Netanyahu lashed out at Sa’ar, Bennett and Lapid, who polls show are far behind him on the question of who is most fit to be prime minister. He said Bennett, Lapid and Saar displayed chutzpah for claiming they are maintaining democracy, when they are taking the elementary right to choose their leader away from the people. 
“It won’t help them,” Netanyahu said. “We will return to power and repeal these anti-democratic laws.”

Source: Jerusalem Post

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