With new budget, Yair Lapid has become the victim of his own rhetoric
The finance minister's mistake was not in causing Israel's huge deficit, but in claiming he would protect the 'working man' long after it was clear he could not.
The problem with Yair Lapid isn’t that he is reneging on his election-campaign promises. Everyone does that. The problem lies in the speeches and Facebook posts he has produced as finance minister, even after becoming acquainted with the full scale of the economic catastrophe wrought by Benjamin Netanyahu and former finance minister Yuval Steinitz. How are we to understand the fact that with his right hand he...
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