Meretz leader: Culture Minister Regev ‘has no understanding of democracy or freedom of expression’

Meretz head Zehava Gal-On criticized Miri Regev on Friday, accusing her of "making culture and the arts subordinate to her politics."

This statement came in response to the difficult discourse between Culture Minister Miri Regev and the Israeli cultural leaders. In a meeting to discuss budgeting for various cultural programming, Regev declared that she has full control over where funding will go stating "We got 30 mandates, and you got only 20," according to reports on channel 10. Regev declared, "We know the left claims the culture for themselves but we need to get confused between who the people are and who the people actually chose."


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