In dealing with ultra-Orthodox Jews, Israel’s 2013-14 budget is miraculous
Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s budget has been criticized, but it cuts many of the economic benefits that have let Haredim survive outside the working world.
The main objective of the 2013-14 budget is to avert an economic crisis. If anyone hasn't yet gotten the hint from countries like Greece or Spain, now is definitely not the time to fall into a crisis. The global capital markets aren't being generous with countries suspected of being financially unstable, and suspicion itself is enough to crush any country’s bonds. And Israel is certainly...
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