Don't blame Yair Lapid or Mrs. Cohen
In talking about 'Mrs. Cohen from Hadera,' the new finance minister might be talking about the upper middle class, not the middle class. Still, they're the ones who carry the economy on their backs.
Yair Lapid isn't a member of the middle class. He has never felt financial anxiety or had a hard time making a living. More than that, it’s likely that most of his life has been cushioned by material pleasures out of reach of most Israelis – an apartment in a tony neighborhood, a luxury car, vacations with all the trimmings. It’s likely this background keeps him from identifying with the poor and less...
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