Lapid’s Credibility Deficit

When it comes to the ultra-Orthodox school system, the finance minister didn’t do his homework - not during the election campaign nor while the Finance Ministry was crafting the state budget.

Just before Shavuot, a dispute erupted between Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid party, and Aryeh Deri, who heads Shas. The issue: the regulation through which Shas’ El Hama’ayan school system receives state funds. Lapid gave in to Shas’ demand that the regulation remain in effect for the time being.