Archive: 12/19/2012
Daily Israel Report
15:15
Reported

News Brief

  12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

Lieberman: Is Yechimovich for Real?


Yisrael Beyteinu (Israel Our Home) head Avigdor Lieberman mocked Labor party head MK Shelly Yechimovich on Wednesday over her criticism of the government’s social welfare policy. “Of all the reality shows in recently years, I’ve most enjoyed Shelly’s Blather,” he said. “Either it’s a parody or it’s reality, I still can’t tell.”

“I heard the comparison to OECD states, to the EU, etc. They’re forgetting one thing – the average OECD country spends 1.5% of its budget on defense… Where will we get the money, should we stop funding the Iron Dome?” Lieberman asked.

“When Shelly was getting one of the highest salaries in the country, earning 54,000 shekels [per month], I didn’t hear her protest,” he added.