During a Knesset debate there was a sharp, surprising criticism from MK Gila Gamliel (Likud Beteinu) directed towards Minister of Finance Yair Lapid.
”I ask the Minister of Finance to apologize for misleading an entire country. We have yet to hear an apology to the citizens of Israel who were hurt from the falsehoods of the Minister of Finance.”
”Where have the budgetary reserves gone? Only to ministries in which Yesh Atid MKs are found including the Ministry of Science. On this matter, I`m happy to congratulate members of the opposition who are part of the Finance Committee. Together we succeeded to eliminate other decrees that the Minister of Finance wanted.”
”The Minister of Finance has a lot to learn. Just like going to the gym for 2 hours a day; it would be good for him to learn the material. There is a serious problem when a minister lacks knowledge. It would be nice for him to learn. ”
MKs from Yesh Atid protested her words and Deputy Minister of Finance, MK Mickey Levy (Yesh Atid) called out: ”You don`t understand economic facts. As of today, the deficit still stands at 33 billion NIS. We are the ones who shrunk it. You have no idea what you are talking about.”