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  7/29/2013, Av 22, 5773

Lapid: We Took From the Yeshivas and the Rich First


Referring to cuts in the 2013-2014 budget, Finance Minister Yair Lapid told the Knesset debate on the financial package, Monday morning, "The middle class, which for years was the automatic teller machine of all Israeli governments, was the last source from which we took money this time. First we took from the yeshivas and the rich, and we raised taxes on the huge companies."

He added, "It saddens me, it's sad, and we will refund it."