Why Shlomo Maoz? Not the Economy, Stupid

Likud likely recruited Shlomo Maoz to bolster its tarnished Mizrahi credentials, but the outspoken economist will have to get to work for all Israelis.

Zehavit Cohen, chairwoman of the Apax Partners Israel investment fund, probably flinched this weekend. The latest star acquisition by Likud, Shlomo Maoz, is an influential economist who's supposed to plan an economic platform for the united Likud-Beiteinu party, on whose list he will run in the upcoming Knesset elections.