If he had jumped into the emergency actions, publicly providing help to the victims, fighting with the finance department about compensations, and talking about the tragic consequences for the families (instead of only about himself), he could have earned the respect of his politcal enemies! Than those in the opposition would have said, 'Yishai may be an ultra-Orthodox, right-winger and Mizrahi, but he did a good job in this emergency!' THAT would have been the best way for him to escape criticsm. But instead, he proved to be an egomaniac. What a jerk!
Cease-fire breaks down in three areas in Syria, monitor says (Reuters)