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Regev to ex-soccer star: Apologize to Likud or you’ll never be national coach

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Transportation Minister Miri Regev exploded at a Channel 12 talk show host and retired soccer star on Friday, telling Eyal Berkovic that he will “never be the coach of Israel’s national team” if he does not apologize to her Likud party for calling it a “criminal organization.”

Regev appeared on the popular Hebrew-language talk show “Ofira and Berkovic,” hosted by TV personalities Berkovic and Ofira Assayag, to discuss the coronavirus crisis.

Regev’s defense of the government response quickly became heated, including her defense of Likud Minister Gila Gamliel and the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, who were both accused of breaching lockdown restrictions.

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After Berkovic said “the people are suffering” due to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, the conversation devolved into a shout-fest centered on the “criminal organization” comments Berkovic made to Likud MK Miki Zohar last week.

Regev and Zohar are considered close allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who leads the Likud party, and is under indictment for corruption charges. Regev previously served as the Minister of Culture and Sport.

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