Amir Peretz blames Netanyahu for high poverty figures

MK Amir Peretz (Zionist Union) castigated the government in the wake of the recent poverty report published by the National Insurance Instute (Bituah Leumi) Monday.
"Eight hundred and fourteen thousand children in Israel living in poverty is a figure that should shake the pillars of the world," Peretz said. "When Netanyahu talks about a flourishing economy, he is apparently referring to unfettered capitalism and an economy that does not serve the society."
"Despite the high employment rates in the market, more than one million Israelis are not able to make ends meet," Peretz continued. "The 'invisible hand' will not solve this, and nor will a government of the economic right-wing. The State of Israel needs a different government with a different policy, that knows how to address the socio-economic inequalities that are a real menace on our future."
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