Chairman of the Histadrut, Arnon Bar-David (Photo: Histadrut Spokesperson's Office)
Arnon Bar-David, chairman of the Histadrut, was initially very moderate when it came to the legal revolution. He called for dialogue, even financed a campaign through the Histadrut that called for broad consensus, supported the president's outline and refrained from taking sides in a conflict that divides Israel, all until the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant.
Today, it seems, Bar David feels the distress experienced by the Israeli economy much more clearly. At the Eli Hurvitz Conference on Society and Economy of the Israel Democracy Institute, Bar-David launched a major attack on what is happening in Israel:
"I have not experienced such a complicated and complex period as in the past six months, many things are out of our control. None of us thought that we were going to elections on one legal revolution or another. We went to elections on personal security and the cost of living. We got a country that is engaged in the legal revolution.
We see that this legal revolution is permeating and harming Israeli society, the Israeli economy, and poisoning everything we know from our Sarel. They look at us from the world: 'What have these Jews gone crazy?' Today we are seen with the worst eyes in decades."
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"Cost of living committee won't help"
Bar-David is also highly critical of the government's performance: "The state works without a work plan. It's hard for me to think of a single government ministry that works with a fact-finding plan. Not on the appointment of one or two state liquidators. Ministries need to move the economy forward. We have a strong economy and a strong economy and we are starting to lose it.
A cost-of-living committee won't help. Establishing a project for the first social writer. The citizens of the State of Israel are overwhelmed.
I am a very big believer in the Israeli economy, in the Israeli worker, in the Israeli economy. The Israeli worker works hard to support the family. Let go of everything that isn't important and deal only with what matters.
- Arnon Bar David
- Chairman of the Histadrut
- Israel Democracy Institute