Lapid's New Policies Ring of Israel’s Cynical Old Politics

The finance minister’s attempt to throw sand in the eyes of the public with a selective look at his austerity program won’t work.

The afternoon hours on Thursday in newsrooms around Israel are unusually pressured. There are the weekend supplements, a lot of pages to fill, crowded schedules and a thirst for juicy headlines that will get readers’ attention over the long hours they have with their newspapers during their weekend.