VIDEO: MK Yinon Magal Slams Opposition In His First Knesset Address



MK (Bayit Yehudi) Yinon Magal is a rookie in Knesset, but his is far from a political novice. Prior to entering Knesset Magal was an editor of Walla News, an anchorman on Channel 1 News, a correspondent for Channel 10 News, a correspondent for Yehuda and Shomron for Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) and one of the voices behind Voice of Israel Radio.

Magal used his first Knesset address to inform many of his opponents that he is not naïve and he knows exactly whom he is dealing with.

Statements from Magal’s address:

Generally a new government is given 100 days of grace but in this case not event two hours.

Naftali Bennett is obviously not qualified to be Minister of Education, perhaps because he wears a kippa or perhaps because he opposed the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif.

Ayelet Shaked is not suited to become Minister of Culture for certain and not even Minister of Justice because she has a different agenda. There are those who believe their names are written down for these jobs and they cannot tolerate others infringing on their private business.

It is interesting the chareidim are under fire. Mr. Yitzchak Herzog would give them exactly what we did. If there is anything we gave that Herzog would not give please tell me.

I hear MK Bahloul (Labor Party) is shouting about the increase in Torani garinim (young dati leumi families settling the Negev and the Galil). Ribono Shel Olam, should we apologize about this? What are we here for if not this? Forget about Yehuda and Shomron, they are settling the Galil and the Negev. This too is problematic? What happened to the Labor party settlement spirit? It is gone. Today the settlement is only these folks and we are not about to apologize for it. Baruch Hashem there is an increase in these activities.

You reflect back to the tenure of Rabin when you say there was democracy. There was no Mitsubishi for Goldfarb (referring to a deal Rabin made to make a MK a minister to secure backing for his government) and to pass Oslo which led to over 1,000 dead. What a democracy! You passed the murderous agreement.

My dear MK Eitan Cabel. You posted a status on Facebook against appointing ministers without portfolio. You yourself were a minister without portfolio in 2007.

Dear Mr. Herzog, you are complaining about enlarging the cabinet to 20. You were one of 31 ministers and cabinet ministers in 2009.

Tzipi Livni, you speak about political ethics in government. You were part of the disgusting deal in 2005 in which Ariel Sharon appointed eight deputy ministers to gain sufficient support to carry out the expulsion of Gush Katif.

Mr. Lapid, who speaks about the inflated size of the cabinet. The cabinet being sworn in will have the fewest number of ministers in the past 19 years.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)