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January 2, 2015 1:07 am

Lapid Says Government Funding of Settlements Equals Corruption

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New York Times – Israel’s former finance minister on Thursday said the government’s rush to allot tens of millions of dollars to West Bank settlements last month amounted to corruption, as he sought to link the secretive spending spree to a growing wave of scandals ahead of March elections.

With the accusations, former Finance Minister Yair Lapid took subtle aim at the powerful West Bank settler movement, whose allies in parliament appear to be poised for a strong showing in the vote.

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