Lapid: I'll Deliver My Major Speeches Outside the Knesset

Ceding it is 'more democratic' that MKs be first to hear his addresses, Yair Lapid tells followers of his decision to speak in forums where he won't be interrupted.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid announced Friday that he intends to continue the controversial custom of "skipping" the Knesset and delivering key speeches in major conventions and private forums, saying that he prefers to speak without being constantly interrupted by opposition Knesset members. Lapid's move drew fierce criticism from both coalition and opposition MKs who said it is disrespectful to the...