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Watch: Lapid asks for mother’s forgiveness for Knesset row

The Israeli politician who was the driving force in forming the country’s new government called off a planned speech to parliament on Sunday, saying he was ashamed that his 86-year-old mother had to witness the raucous behavior of his opponents.

In a brief speech, Yair Lapid said he wanted to “ask for forgiveness from my mother.”

“I wanted her to be proud of the democratic process in Israel. Instead she, along with every citizen of Israel, is ashamed of you and remembers clearly why it’s time to replace you,” he said.

Source: Bloomberg Quicktake