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Lapid has not attended a single coronavirus cabinet meeting

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04.08.2021

Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid has not attended a single meeting of the coronavirus cabinet since it was reinstated in late June.

According to the law establishing the government, Lapid must be a member of the coronavirus cabinet. He also serves as the alternative chairman of the cabinet in the event that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett cannot attend. Yet he has not shown up to any of the four meetings that have been held over the past six weeks, the Kan public broadcaster revealed on Wednesday.

In response to the report, Lapid said that his presence is not necessary at the meetings and that his representatives attend and keep him updated.

“Representatives of Lapid attend the cabinet meetings, including the director of the Alternative Prime Minister’s Office and representatives of the consular branch of the Foreign Ministry,” and provide Lapid with “continuous updates on the hearings,” his office said........

© The Times of Israel


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