Its clear that Yair Lapid craves the post of prime minister. It’s also clear that he won’t get it if he doesn't make a better job of his present role.
The finance minister has been doling out cash like Santa Claus. That needs to stop now, or Israel is headed for a crisis.
Food import reforms are a good first step but many more changes are needed to bring down the cost of living in Israel.
Back in 1952, David Ben-Gurion dumped the Israel Defense Forces’ chief of staff. Benjamin Netanyahu ought to consider something similar.
Customs duties can’t be used as an ideological tool. They can’t be allowed to prevent the government from doing its job: providing cheaper food for all Israelis.
Moderate Israelis cannot let Israel's most powerful symbols be dragged though the mud.
The only way to reduce dairy prices is to reduce import taxes to zero and open the market to imports, without quotas or other restrictions.
The military doesn’t have Iraq and Syria to threaten us with anymore, so it claims it needs more funds for training and watches the billions roll in.
Under the finance minister's blueprint, top executives would still make millions and banks would pay more tax. What’s wrong with that?
But he does not even dream of giving up the West Bank.