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Netanyahu chides Trump, vows to defend LGBT rights

12/04/2022 | Israel National News

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back on criticism of his incoming right-wing government, vowing in an interview with NBC News Sunday that he will not permit an erosion of Israeli democracy in his upcoming term as premier. Speaking with “Meet the Press,” Netanyahu defended criticism of Public Security Minister-designate Itamar Ben-Gvir, while also vowing to limit changes to the status quo by his conservative allies with regard to hot-button social issues. Netanyahu noted the presence of the United Arab List (Ra’am) – which is affiliated with the southern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel – in the outgoing coalition government, whose members have warned of an impending erosion of LGBT rights.

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