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June 4, 2013 12:28 pm

Netanyahu Fires Back at Finance Minister Lapid, Defends Record on Economy

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer. Photo: World Economic Forum.

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired back at Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid in the Knesset on Monday for saying last week that he inherited an economic catastrophe from the previous government when he took over as finance minister.

Speaking to Likud Beytenu’s weekly faction meeting, Netanyahu used statements praising the Israeli economy made by outgoing Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer to the Knesset Finance Committee to prove Lapid wrong. Netanyahu cited Israel’s high economic growth and low unemployment and made a point of contrasting the economic expertise of Fischer with that of Lapid.

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