Lapid's Wealthy 'Middle Class' by the Numbers

The supposedly middle-class 'Riki Cohen from Hadera' is actually a member of Israel's upper class, a group that overwhelmingly supported Yesh Atid in the recent election.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid caught a lot of flack this week over his "Riki Cohen from Hadera" Facebook post. Here's why: He wrote that Cohen is middle class, owns a home, earns together with her high-tech hubby just over NIS 20,000 per month (It isn't clear whether this is gross or take-home pay) and travels abroad every two years. According to Lapid, Cohen's problem is that she can't buy...