More than 20 percent of Israelis are living below the poverty line, according to the country’s annual poverty report, showing a slight drop from the previous year.
In a scarcely noticed series of political maneuvers, Bibi Netanyahu’s Likud party lost its primacy as the largest party in the Knesset last Wednesday. It’s now equal in size to Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party at 19 seats each. Moreover, don’t be surprised if the prime minister finds himself dropping to 18 in the fall. I don’t know how, but I’ll bet Avigdor Liberman does.
Press Conference with PM Netanyahu, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria and Minister Steinitz in Jerusalem. 5 June 2012
דברי ראש הממשלה במסיבת העיתונאים עם נשיא ארגון ה OECD