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  Nissan 29, 5773 , 09/04/13

Lapid Not Expected at Knesset Financial-Steps Hearing

The Knesset is scheduled to hold a special recess session, Tuesday on anticipated measures to balance the budget. The hearing was requested by 52 members of the opposition.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid has chosen not to attend and is sending Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levy to respond to the Knesset members who speak on the topic. Chairman Avraham Michaeli of the Shas party's Knesset faction called the decision "contempt of the institution of the Knesset".

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