Analysis Ahead of New Budget, Israel MKs Brush Aside the Promise of 'New Politics'

As Yair Lapid finishes up the budget proposal, both he and interest groups most likely to face funding cuts are rushing to the press (and to Facebook) to get out their version of the truth before the other guy does the same.

“Senior officials in the Finance Ministry aren’t sleeping well of late. And they are discussing their plight with any colleagues and veteran ministers who are willing to listen to what they have to say. They are disturbed by the state of the economy and by the deficit, but no less by the new boy who has ensconced himself in the minister’s bureau and is firing off finely worded statuses on Facebook that...