Labor leader Defense Minister Ehud Barak at a Monday economic press conference used the opportunity to lash out in all directions.
His focus was primarily on Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu, who is perceived as a leader capable of pulling the nation out of the current economic crisis. Barak called Netanyahu “the ultimate capitalist, a representative of a system that is failing around the world”.
“It is not logical in my mind to call on a person who promotes a failing ideal to save our nation”.
Regarding Kadima, “there is confusion. There is much talk but no leadership”.
Barak stressed his party will not compromise on its major issues, especially economic matters, stating he prefers Kadima and Meretz and promised voters Labor will be at the forefront of economic revitalization and stability. He favors an “aggressive economic plan which includes lowering value added tax”.
He once again targeted former senior laborite Minister Chaim Ramon, today of Kadima, and made mention of “his embarrassing court conviction for his actions”.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)