The recommendation of the police to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused a storm of reactions from representatives of the various parties.
The head of a coalition government David Amsalem said: «Nothing new has happened. The goal was marked two years ago, and the police did everything in order to achieve this goal. I think we are talking about the illegitimate process that endangers any democratic system in the world. The power of change at the polls, and not by the army or the police».
The head of the «Zionist camp» and coordinator of the actions of the opposition factions Yoel Hasson sent a letter to the legal adviser to the government, requiring it to designate the completion date of the final decision of the Prime Minister. «The ball is in your hands. After I had completed all investigative activities and all that’s left is the legal assessment of the collected material, please publish the date of the final decision on the question of the indictment of the Prime Minister,» said Hasson.
Fraction of the «Zionist camp» was given: «the background of these recommendations, the Prime Minister, obachan immediately announce a temporary lifting of the powers of the head of the government. If he does not, then the coalition factions have to do it for him. The recommendation of the police are clear, solid and serious».
Environment Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, Zeev Elkin (Likud) said: «a Well-planned media festival that broke out this evening around the publication of the recommendations of the live, is another sad attempt to exert pressure on the public and political system, trying to overthrow the right government, contrary to all legislative norms».
The Minister of regional cooperation tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) has released the following statement: «the Prime Minister clearly explained that in his actions there was nothing wrong. I am familiar with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for decades and believe in his integrity and innocence.»
The Minister for culture and sport Miri Regev (Likud) said that she was not surprised by the findings of the police. «I don’t much touch recommendations which were known in advance, and which as is known have no legal force. The only novelty is the open ment all the true face of a failed politician Yair Lapid, who has joined those who hold the guillotine on Rothschild street, and trying to remove Likud from power through undemocratic means. Lapid’s agreement to testify in court – is the last nail in his political coffin.»
The head of the Finance Committee of the Knesset, the MP Moshe Gafni («yaadut Torah») stated: «Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the right to the presumption of innocence. The recommendation of the police from the point of view of the law do not add or subtract especially against the background of recent events in the police. The Prime Minister can remain in his post until then, until the competent bodies do not decide otherwise. It’s the law».
The head of the MERETZ zaava galon called on Netanyahu to temporarily resign as Prime Minister. «Against the background of such serious suspicions that the Prime Minister has lost the moral right to hold office. You cannot rely on the Prime Minister, all thoughts focused on the reflection of the serious charges. If Kahlon and Bennett will show him to the door, you get dirty yourself.»
The Minister for transport and exploration Yisrael Katz said that he expressed support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. «It is necessary to give Prime Minister Netanyahu the ability to continue to manage the important Affairs of the state and calmly wait for the decision of the legal adviser of the government.»
The Minister of Finance and the head of the party «Kulanu» Moshe Kahlon said in turn: «I hear the excitement of people right and left about the recommendations to prosecute Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The law ruled that only legal adviser to the government has the right to make decisions about filing or not filing charges. Until then, will continue to manage the economy and direct it for the benefit of all citizens of Israel.».
Representatives of the «Bayt Yehudi» and Yisrael Beiteinu at the time of publication has refrained from any official statements.