Lapid says attempts to increase number of ministers tantamount to robbery

May 7, 2015 13:05


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Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid on Thursday called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to increase the number of ministers "a robbery in daylight."

The Knesset is expected to start passing a bill next Monday that would delay the implementation of a law limiting the number of ministers to 18 in the next government. The plan would give millions of shekels to "plum jobs" Lapid said were "totally unnecessary" -- instead of going to "education, health and welfare."

Lapid vowed to do all it takes "to torpedo Netanyahu's move," including going to the High Court "if necessary."

"This government was born in sin," the former finance minister said in a statement, slamming the prime minister for "disrespecting the public." 

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