The State of Israel will not be a state based on Jewish law,” Netanyahu tweeted.
The tweet was directed at comments by Bezalel Smotrich the chairman of the National Union faction who requested to be the Justice Minister.
“We want the justice portfolio, because we want to return the Torah to its foundation,” Smotrich said.
Of course Lapid was fast to respond, tweeting “No, we will not allow that to happen. There will not be a halachik state here.