Israeli center, left slam Netanyahu’s Congress speech
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog staged a “reaction speech” to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress. Accusing the prime minister of fear-mongering, Herzog said many Israelis wanted “to be released from fear to a new hope.”
Kulanu candidate and former Ambassador to the US Michael Oren said Netanyahu gave a “powerful” speech to Congress but “did not offer any new ideas,” and could have made his point while speaking on “any of the American TV networks.”
Meretz leader Zehava Galon criticized Netanyahu for “speaking in Congress, to American congressmen, against the American president.”
Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett slammed opposition members for their criticism and said that they should have “stepped aside and not interfered.” “I give my full backing to the prime minister,” he declared.
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