Deputy Finance Minister Calls ultra-Orthodox 'Parasites' on the Air, and Immediately Apologizes

Mickey Levy of Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party was discussing the issue of ultra-Orthodox joining the military and serving in the workforce and quickly said he was sorry for using such a derogatory term.

An Israeli politician discussing the issue of ultra-Orthodox serving in the military and joining the workforce on Wednesday morning referred to the Haredi sector as 'parasites,' and then immediately apologized for his remarks.