Steinitz: PM must be wary of Barak's political trickery

September 7, 2012 23:28


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 analyses 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 Don't show it again

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz expressed distrust of Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday, saying in a Channel 2 interview that Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu should be wary of what he called Barak's history of political trickery.

"Barak has already pulled tricks on two occasions in the past. Once against Kadima and former prime minister Ehud Olmert and once against his friends in the Labor party - he's liable to try and pull another trick."

Steinitz made the comments while discussing his efforts to pass a new budget and the possibility that not everyone in Netanyahu's coalition would support the budget which could lead to early elections.

"He has become very interested in social justice in the past months, and attacked the prime minister's economic policy," Steinitz said of Barak. "I wouldn't be surprised if he was planning a third trick...I told Netanyahu, 'Don't be naive, what happened to them can happen to us.'"

"I hope he will support the budget," Steinitz added.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection