Like Bennett, Lapid is spending little time in Jerusalem


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Like Bennett, Lapid is spending little time in Jerusalem
During first month as PM, Lapid has spent just a few nights at PM's official residence.
Israel National News
Jul 24, 2022

Minister for Social Equality Meirav Cohen (Yesh Atid) has spoken out in defense of her party leader, Prime Minister Yair Lapid, after he, like his predecessor, came under fire for not moving to the premier's official residence in Jerusalem. According to a recent report on Kan Reshet Bet, Lapid has only spent a few nights in Jerusalem since taking office, preferring to remain in his Tel Aviv home in the upscale Ramat Aviv neighborhood.

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was excoriated for failing to move to the Jerusalem residence, primarily due to the fact that the renovations to his family home in Ra'anana cost Israeli taxpayers millions of shekels, in order to satisfy security demands. Lapid promised, when taking office, that he would move to Jerusalem and avoid such a situation arising.