Yair Lapid the ultra-Orthodox’s nemesis turns out to be a good friend
Lacking economic and political savvy, the finance minister’s zero-VAT plan for buying an apartment will help his biggest opponents: the Haredim and the settlers.
Lady Luck has smiled on Finance Minister Yair Lapid. After extortion attempts by the ultra-Orthodox and the settlers, a respectable way out has opened up for him. He just needs to say he won’t submit to extortionists in fur hats and knitted skullcaps. He won’t pay them millions to support his law for zero value-added tax when buying an apartment.
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