In view of the Finance Committee's decision, we can't escape the notion that the whole idea behind the system of two commercial TV channels was to set up crippled, unprofitable channels that would have to turn to the government's helping hand.
It's clearly necessary to improve the wages and benefits of contract workers, but the public sector must not stop the use of outsourcing, which provides both greater expertise and greater efficiency.
By being so inflexible about work security for public-sector employees the Histadrut effectively forced administrators to achieve flexibility by bypassing the unions and hiring workers through contractors.
Who will now have the courage to cut the defense budget when next year we could face a war in which life and death hang in the balance?
Prime Minister Netanyahu's religion has always been lowering taxes, how could he suddenly support raising them? For Israel's protest leaders, this is nothing but sleight of hand.
Daphni Leef is unmoved about whether the government takes in less tax money, the budget deficit grows, the public debt soars and we find ourselves in the situation of Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
Report on public sector wages shows 36 percent of state employees receive government income supplements to bring them up to minimum wage; is this possible?
It's possible to say that we need to raise the tax burden on the rich, as the Trajtenberg Committee has recommended. But it's not possible to claim that the state has abandoned its citizens and tramples the weak. That's simply a lie.
Although the residents' salary stub includes a clause to the effect that the hourly wage is NIS 30, it's misleading.
A large majority is prepared to take an extra security risk for Shalit, which proves that, despite all the complaints and the criticism of Israeli society, it is still a society of solidarity.