Naftali Bennett is heckled repeatedly by members of the right as he attempts to begin his speech at the plenum.
Religious Zionist Party MKs Bezalel Smotrich, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Orit Strook were all removed from the Knesset plenum due to their comments.
Bennett responds to Likud hecklers “The loud tone of the screams is the same as the failure to govern during your term in office”.
Bennett, says that renewing the international nuclear deal with Iran will be a mistake.
In a speech to parliament, Bennett said that Israel remains ready to act against Iran. “Israel will not allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” Bennett said. He added that “Israel will not be a party to the agreement and will continue to preserve full freedom of action.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to lead his Likud Party back to power.
Netanyahu is slated to become opposition leader later Sunday when parliament is expected to approve a vote of confidence in a new coalition formed by his opponents.
In a speech to parliament, Netanyahu made clear he has no plans on giving up leadership of the Likud Party.
He vowed to “continue the great mission of my life, ensuring the security of Israel.” He added: “If it is destined for us to be in the opposition, we will do it with our backs straight until we topple this dangerous government and return to lead the country in our way.”
The Israeli politician who was the driving force in forming the country’s new government has called off a planned speech to parliament, saying he was ashamed that his 86-year-old mother had to witness the raucous behavior of his opponents.
In a brief speech, Yair Lapid said he wanted to “ask for forgiveness from my mother.”
“I wanted her to be proud of the democratic process in Israel. Instead she, along with every citizen of Israel, is ashamed of you and remembers clearly why it’s time to replace you,” he said.
Lapid led the efforts to form the new coalition, which is expected to be approved later Sunday. He is expected to be Israel’s new foreign minister for two years, and then become prime minister in a rotation agreement for the final two years of the government’s term.