Avishay Braverman, champion of Israeli social justice
Who prevented the planned reform of the Standards Institute of Israel, which would have brought down consumer prices? None other than the 'socially conscious’ Labor Knesset Member Avishay Braverman. An object lesson in cynical politics.
Some time in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Knesset is expected to pass the 2013-14 state budget. One of the budget’s goals was to reduce the cost of living for Israelis. But it’s difficult to lower prices, and impossible to raise living standards, when the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee is headed by Labor MK Avishay Braverman.