Netanyahu steers clear of legal woes at opening of cabinet meeting

Netanyahu characterized US President Donald Trump's decision on Friday to move the embassy to Jerusalem on the upcoming Independence Day as a “historic moment” for the state of Israel.

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February 25, 2018 13:10
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting on February 25th, 2018.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting on February 25th, 2018.. (photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting about the upcoming United States embassy move, approving funds for building in the Netiv Ha'avot outpost in Gush Etzion, and economic news – but no mention of his legal woes that seemed to worsen last week with the publication of two new affairs allegedly involving the prime minister.

Netanyahu characterized US President Donald Trump's decision on Friday to move the embassy to Jerusalem on the upcoming Independence Day as a “historic moment” for the state of Israel that will have “long term significance and ramifications.”

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Regarding the economy, Netanyahu said there was “impressive growth” in average net income from 2009, when he came to power, to  2016. He said that this type of increase, which he called “very, very significant,” is “almost not seen” in other western countries.

“There are some countries where the exact opposite is happening,” he said. “What you are seeing is that the middle class is growing in an impressive manner.”

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