Lapid: Strike not justified, but demands are correct

By JPOST.COM STAFF, GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
January 16, 2012 18:12

 
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Former journalist and neophyte politician Yair Lapid wrote on his Facebook wall Monday that although the demands of striking local authorities are justified, their strike is not.

The local authorities are correct, he wrote, "because [Interior Minister] Eli Yishai's property tax program is populist, harmful and designed to exempt his base from property tax."

"The strike is not justified," he continued, "because if the Prime Minister promises to take care of a problem within four weeks, he should be given a chance."

According to Lapid, the economic cost of each day of striking is 2.3 billion NIS. "Don't you want the court to examine the subject before allowing the nation to be paralyzed?" he wrote.

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