At a meeting of Likud MKs Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked MKs for their assistance in helping to push through legislation designed to make building smoother and more efficient. He added that he especially wanted to thank Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, who has been turned into a symbol for protesters demanding affordable housing to vent their frustrations against.
“I want to thank Minister Steinitz who, with me, is carrying the responsibility for the nation's economy. Finance Minister is not an easy job, as I can tell you from personal experience,” Netanyahu said. “It's often a thankless job, but when done correctly, you see the results,” he added.