Herzog criticizes PM over last-minute gasoline move

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 31, 2012 23:51

Labor MK Isaac Herzog criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening for his last-minute intervention to reduce the size of a gas increase, saying the move would not distract from prime minister's failure to address the country's social ills.

"Netanyahu's zigzagging will not cover up his and his government's most serious failure: expanding [social] disparities and tightening the grip on Israeli citizens," Herzog wrote on his Facebook page.

A few hours earlier, Netanyahu announced that he would make a last-minute cut to increasing gas prices, the third time the prime minister has done so this year.

Netanyahu could have reduced taxes on fuel until global gas prices became more moderate again, Herzog said. "His numbers game is a practice in self-righteousness and hypocrisy."

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