In a speech critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday Opposition leader Isaac Herzog compared his ruling style to that of the infamous Communist head of state of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu.
Ceaușescu’s harsh and repressive regime ruled Romania between 1967 and 1989.
"The era of Ceaușescu has ended in Israeli politics. We cannot surrender to a culture of bending, distorting, and circumventing laws. When the prime minister and his ministers every morning wage war on culture, the legal system, the press, and freedom of expression, the Israeli citizen thinks – if the prime minister can distort the law than so can I," Herzog said at a conference of the Israel Bar Association.