i24NEWS Senior Correspondent Owen Alterman reports from Jerusalem.
“A big part of the purpose of the speech and from Lapid’s point of view was to give the public a sense of comfort, that the country’s security is in good hands. Lapid does not have a strong security background, obviously, security is a very, very important part of the job of an Israeli prime minister from day one,” Alterman said.
“That is why – on his first day, on Friday – Lapid meet with the head of the Shin Bet security services to get a security briefing from him and go public about it by taking a photo of him at that meeting, to show people he is on top of this and taken care of that element,” he reported.
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