Chairman Uri Ariel of the Knesset State Control Committee criticized the cabinet, Sunday, for its partial approval of recommendations of the Kedmi Committee Report on rising food prices from July. He said, "The government of Israel threw the last state comptroller's report into the garbage. Once again [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu is doing half a job and supporting the big firms instead of opening up the market to real competition."
Ariel called the cabinet action "decisions void of content which don't prevent the rise of food prices, especially milk, and increase the burdern on the general public." Netanyahu had said, "We are bringing in competition on a major scale and with daring measures." He also said, "We will increase competition and reduce the power of cartels and monopolies in order to leave consumers with more money in their pockets."