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  3/18/2014, Adar Bet 16, 5774

Eichler Slams Lapid's VAT Break for Young Couples


MK Yisrael Eichler of the hareidi United Torah Judaism party attacked on Tuesday evening the plan of Finance Minister Yair Lapid, that would see the VAT tax being waived for young couples who are purchasing their first home. The plan would not apply to hareidim or Arabs who did not serve in the army.

"When the Minister of Finance, who did not contribute even one bit to national security, comes to harm hareidim, it turns a good and civil law into a racist and anti-Semitic law,” said Eichler. “We have to fight this racism using every tool at our disposal and to denounce whoever lends his hand to the crimes committed by the evil forces against hareidim.”