Recordings released tonight (Thursday) on News 12 document four hours of conversation between the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu And representatives from the independent organization “Shulmanim”, during which Netanyahu tried to persuade the Shulmanim not to form an independent party or to join Bennett or other parties, for fear that they would not pass the blocking percentage and hit the bloc.
“If you really want to solve your problems,” he told one of the independents who attended the meeting, “you have to give me your votes – but in a huge mass, not in one arrangement or another. Not in such tin and no other tin.”
Netanyahu receives the delivery of the vaccines to Pfizer’s corona at Ben Gurion Airport
Netanyahu explained to the participants that any joining or supporting another party could not be conceivable if they wanted to pass economic reforms. According to him, his bloc is the Likud, the ultra-Orthodox parties and the National Union led by Smutrich. ““My Knesset members vote for everything I want, and the ultra-Orthodox vote for everything I want, and Smutrich votes for everything I want.”, Netanyahu said.
When one of the participants asked, “So who is not voting?”, Netanyahu replied, “Kahlon does not vote,” and attacked former Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who claimed that he prevented economic reforms that would increase competition and benefit the self-employed.
During the meeting, which lasted nearly four hours, Netanyahu claimed that he could not promote economic reforms and worry enough about the self-employed because he was stopped by his coalitions, legal advisers and bureaucrats – with special reference to Kahlon.
Netanyahu repeated the image: “There are new windows. And Kahlon spoke on behalf of small businesses. And there are others. It’s all a game. And the clerks and legal advisers. What do you really not know? I can not I am now recorded, I can not tell you. “
One of the founders of the “Shulmanim”, Knight Kara, Came up for discussion and said: “Sir The prime minister is strong in vaccines but can not beat workers’ committeesThe organization’s representatives wondered what would be different in this election and whether they could really trust Netanyahu, who replied: “Who is playing with you? Am I playing with you? Did not you hear one word I said here? Am I playing with you? I disrespect you? I’m not working for you? I almost sacrificed my political career twice, 3 times, 4 times, to help you. I come from you, I understand that. I change the country for you. But I do not have the political power because I need 61 “.
“Someone is always missing,” Netanyahu claimed. “Always missing the fingers, but I’m going to break it. If I have 40 for that matter, 42. That’s not entirely theoretical, is it? Because it was for four months. After we got out of the corona. Even if it’s 40, okay. Together (with the ultra-Orthodox “It’s 56. If Smutrich is a free economy man and he passes – he goes with me. Then there is 61. But what happens if he gets 4? Not enough.”
Netanyahu reiterated how the Shulmanim party could affect his bloc: “If you take 2 seats from here, (Smutrich) does not pass the blocking percentage. Then you will see a coalition that will be dependent on Meretz and Lapid and we are in the same situation. You will take those votes and form a party that if God forbid it does not pass the blocking percentage you have thrown these votes in the trash. But more than that – you risked a coalition of 61 “.
For him, 42 seats are realistic for the Likud, in light of the vaccines for Corona and the peace agreements. “The corona goes down when it goes up and the corona goes up when it goes down,” he said. “Now another thing has happened – and that is four peace agreements.”
Netanyahu explained that he is building on 5 seats from the Arab sector, which he believes will stop supporting the joint list – which dropped in the polls compared to the previous election. “When did they come down? When they voted against the Abrahamic agreements. They voted against the four peace agreements I brought. That change the relationship,” he explained. “I address the Arab public without shame. Today in Nazareth and Tuesday in Umm al-Fahm, and before that in the castle. I am going to get 5 seats there.”
Demonstration in Nazareth against Netanyahu’s visit: “Bibi has nothing to look for here” (Photo: This is the way)
The Likud responded: “Yesterday, for 3.5 hours, Prime Minister Netanyahu attended a meeting with independents and was attentive to their plight. He presented them with the doctrine and economic activity of reforms for the benefit of all Israeli citizens. “Citizens of Israel, the Prime Minister dedicates himself to helping the self-employed and all those who were injured during the corona so that we can all return to life.”
The “I am Shulman” movement stated: “While politicians have been blabbering on, the I’s Shulman movement has been active for the past year, establishing a charity that has helped tens of thousands of self-employed people, led legislative and policy changes, campaigned and provided business owners with tools for growth. These days we are receiving offers from many parties to get involved in the activity, in recognition of the tremendous power we have created. We are examining all the options on the table and we will do everything we can to help businesses in Israel and the free economy. “
The Religious Zionist Party is headed Bezalel Smutrich She said: “Religious Zionism is not in anyone’s pocket and it will act as it believes it is good for the people of Israel in accordance with its values.”
The confrontation between Bezalel Smutritz and Miki Zohar in the Knesset Committee (Photo: Knesset Channel)
Chairman of the Histadrut Arnon Bar-David He sharply attacked Netanyahu, saying: “Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to divert the fire from the total failure that led to a million unemployed without livelihoods and endless locksmiths who eliminated hundreds of thousands of self-employed. “. Bar-David added that “the Histadrut represents hundreds of thousands of families of employees and the self-employed who have long understood that only a joint organization will prevent harm to their wages and working conditions.”
Coalition Chairman MK Mickey glows He wrote: “The facts prove that the Likud works hard for the self-employed and will continue to work – this is not contrary to the fact that a large part of the employees who belong to workers’ committees are Likud members. The Likud should not harm them. Of course we are committed to maintaining a free market The workers. “
Prof. Yaron ZelichaThe chairman of the Economic Party said in response: “Netanyahu is the main culprit in the collapse of 20% of small businesses in Israel. Instead of an orderly policy to manage the crisis, he shut down the economy and wreaked havoc on the economy. For all that is good, he hurries to take credit and all the evil he throws at others. This is not leadership – this is misery. “
ח״כ Orly Froman (Tel Aviv) wrote: “Netanyahu is revealed naked again tonight. Selling promises without coverage to the self-employed, after almost a whole year left them to deal alone. Selling checks to everyone without coverage. Netanyahu, who are you working for? Everything to escape the terror of the law.” .
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