Kadima on Wednesday called for the Knesset to hold an emergency meeting to discuss “the crumbling economy,” as the Prime Minister’s Office launched a campaign lauding its reforms meant to lower the cost of living.
The meeting will be held next Wednesday at 11 a.m., during the Knesset’s summer recess.
According to Kadima faction chairwoman Dalia Itzik, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been making misleadingly optimistic projections about the Israeli market.
“Netanyahu’s false conceptions are now crashing, and the people paying the price are the lower class and the weaker sectors,” Itzik said. “The Knesset must convene immediately to give the government a red card” like those used to kick a player out of a soccer game.
Itzik also accused the government of publicly discussing a possible attack on Iran to distract from the “economic avalanche that is on the way.”
Meanwhile, half-a-year after approving a raft of measures aimed at reducing the cost of living, the government has launched a NIS 5 million campaign to advertise the reforms.
The commercials, which will appear on television and radio and in newspapers in the coming weeks, feature typical Israeli families who supposedly benefit from tax breaks, free kindergarten and other initiatives. The campaign was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office, Treasury and Education Ministry and produced by the Government Advertising Bureau…Read More>>