Fiance Minister Yair Lapid's interview with the New York Times
published Sunday evening raised a lot of criticism from the opposition on Monday.
Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev accused Lapid of being a "conservative-rightist" and of leaving Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni alone in the "battle field" of the peace process."Lapid pulled a rabbit that was hidden deep within his black suit and left Livni alone in the battle field. After promising his voters he would act for the peace process, he reveals himself to be a conservative-rightist, just like the great majority of the members in the current government who come from parties that raised the banner of perpetuating the freeze in talks," Bar-Lev said.
"If Lapid thinks Isawiya, Shuafat and Beit Hanina need to be a part of the Jewish state, and that stopping settlement construction is an American, European or Qatari interest, then our finance minister must be more in tune with the settlers than reality," he added.