Finance Minister Yair Lapid remains active on his Facebook page, commenting on many issues and responding to posts to the page. In response to the ongoing negative press against him in the chareidi media, the minister explains he could cash in big time if he wanted to file lawsuits against the chareidi media.
“For weeks, the chareidim launched an all-out war against me, including catcalls and insults. If I had the time and patience, I could make a fortune in lawsuits against the chareidi media. It is hard to believe that religious people express themselves in such a rude and violent fashion. Behold, I, in the first hours as finance minister, the first thing that I do is extend the term of Rabbi Amar and Rabbi Metzger”.
He adds “The chareidi tzibur must realize the door remains open to them. This is part of our commitment to assist them. Anyone telling you that we will use the situation to exclude or discriminate against you is seeking to create an atmosphere and hate and fear and we must combat this together…”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)