Netanyahu, Steinitz at Odds Over Keeping Knesset Panel in Dark Over Prisoner X

Finance minister believes the failure to inform Knesset panel about the Ben Zygier case was a serious mistake; prime minister sides with ministers who defended the decision.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday lambasted the decision to keep the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee completely ignorant of the Prisoner X affair. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ministers Benny Begin and Moshe Ya’alon strongly defended the decision.