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April 22, 2013 1:58 am

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s Son Engages With Protestors

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New Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who faces a budget deficit as a primary challenge for the current Israeli economy. Photo: Yesh Atid Party.

Times of Israel – Ever since Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) announced that the looming budget crisis would require a round of austerity measures and budget cuts, his north Tel Aviv home has seen weekly gatherings of protesters who decry his focus on middle-class economic issues, which comes at the expense, they say, of the poor.

Last Thursday night, with dozens of protesters outside, the minister’s 17-year-old son, Lior, took a page out of the protesters’ playbook. He greeted the assembled crowd (from behind police protection) and addressed them with one of their megaphones.

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