Money to spend

Benjamin Netanyahu and his treasurer Moshe Kahlon are tinkering with a populism they might prove unable to afford.

September 8, 2016 15:23
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BENJAMIN NETANYAHU and finance minister Moshe Kahlon.. (photo credit: REUTERS/BAZ RATNER)


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 “MOSHE KAHLON and I are the best finance ministers,” said Benjamin Netanyahu, referring to his sixth treasurer since 1996, before explaining, “We both started at the bottom – in the stores.”

The biographical part of this insight is fact. Netanyahu started off as a furniture firm’s sales manager, Kahlon as an auto-parts dealer. The economic part is trickier, especially after the introduction of the budget that the pair have just presented in the Knesset.


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