Transportation minister lashes out at Lapid over railway funding freeze
Yisrael Katz condemns the new finance minister's plans to suspend funding for two proposed northern rail lines, saying the move will do nothing to rein in the budget deficit but will do a great deal of harm to citizens in Israel's outlying areas.
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on Wednesday condemned Yair Lapid, the finance minister and Yesh Atid party leader, for his plans to suspend funding for new rail lines in the Jezreel Valley and to Carmiel in the north. Speaking during a press tour of the proposed routes, Katz called the halt to funding both "reckless and serious."
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