Amid coalition speculation, Steinitz praises Lapid, Bennett

By
January 28, 2013 15:12

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday night praised the leaders of two rival political parties--Yesh Atid's Yair Lapid and Bayit Yehidu's Naftali Bennett--for their economic credentials, as speculation swirled as to whom Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would ally with in the next government.

"The results of the elections in Israel are reasonable from an economic perspective," Steinitz said at an Israel Bonds fundraising meeting in Florida. "It seems that Lapid and Bennett support rational economic policy, setting economic growth atop their priorities, and not calling for imposing excessive taxes."In a jibe at Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich, whose economic policy he continuously derided throughout the campaign, Steinitz specifically praised Lapid and Bennet for "not engaging in economic populism."

The fundraising meeting broke records for a single night, raising $230 million, almost 30% of the total annual funding of  $800m.

"The impressive amount raised again demonstrates the resilience of the Israeli economy and the strength of the North American Jewish community's connection to the state of Israel," Steinitz said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
July 20, 2019
Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S., with sweaty night ahead

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings