As the prospect of another election continues to loom, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman continues to heighten his rhetoric against Chareidim.
Lieberman spoke at the annual conference of the Aharon Institute for Economic Policy at Reichman University on Wednesday, and of course, Leiberman spoke about the most pressing issue in the Israeli economy – the Chareidim.
“There’s a basic lack of understanding,” he said. “I’m not against Chareidim but against the Chareidi leadership. I’m for Chareidim and against their leaders. The Chareidi parties have been in power since 1977 apart from a few breaks. How is it that this sector lives in poverty compared to other sectors?”
Lieberman continued by saying that the answer is that the Chareidi sector has a low percentage of eligibility for matriculation exams compared to other sectors and the Shas and UTJ parties are to blame. “Because what interests their leadership is only money and honor,” he said.
This isn’t the first time that Lieberman claimed that all of the problems of the Chareidi sector are due to Chareidi politicians, whom he claims have a vested interest in continuing the cycle of poverty in the sector.
Channel 14 News reporter Yinon Magal responded to the report by sardonically stating: “A fascinating phenomenon. The closer we get to elections, the more Lieberman’s love and worry for the Chareidim grows.”
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— ינון מגל (@YinonMagal) June 8, 2022
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)