Against the background of the ombudsman's criticism of the "election economy", the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance will enter a press conference at 18:00 where they will present an outline of assistance to the economy in the shadow of the Corona crisis
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Amit Shabi - Archive
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz are expected to present an economic plan to help the economy tonight (Sunday). The two will enter a special press conference in the Knesset at 6:00 PM, detailing the outline they have formulated.
As reported last night, Netanyahu responded to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's letter to Finance Minister Katz, in which he warned that an election economy should be avoided, and no - his officials would be forced to intervene.
"We are in the election period, which imposes on the government, including its ministers and government ministries, a duty of restraint and restraint when it comes to decisions," Mandelblit clarified.
He expressed a willingness to support various economic initiatives of the government, but warned "against improper use of governmental power and state resources for propaganda or gaining an unfair advantage for the party or candidate."
In response, Netanyahu described Mandelblit's remarks as "insolence" in closed conversations.
To his associates, the prime minister said: "50,000 businesses are going to collapse. We will not help them now because there are elections? Maybe vaccines are also an election economy? Maybe we will not bring vaccines now because there are elections? Maybe we will wait a few months with vaccines until after the election. "This is insolence."
Netanyahu added: "He (the Speaker; YS) does not decide. The Knesset decides. I am coming to save the economy, we will wait a few months because Mandelblit has determined that we will not bring it up in the election? It is ridiculous. We will formulate what we want. He has no authority. He A consultant. He should go to the High Court and the High Court will stop helping businesses. Stopping financial help is like stopping vaccines. "