Hirchson says his family is being threatened

Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson, speaking at the Caesarea Forum Wednesday afternoon, opened his speech by saying that certain elements were harassing and threatening him and his family due to economic reforms he was planning. "I am being followed and [they] are trying to harm me and my family in order to derail economic reforms," said Hirschson without elaborating, and then promised that those elements would be "unsuccessful in their attempts." The Finance Minister also said that he was interested in reducing the price of public transportation.