Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid told Ynet: "We need to reach a point where there is truly an equal division of the national burden, this is not just in army service but also in economical equality. It is unconceivable that the Israeli middle class will keep paying everybody's bills."
Lapid added that government has promoted settlement investment at the middle class's expense, all the while receiving Yachimovich's backing. He called such action irresponsible and said it risks devastating the middle class. (Atila Somfalvi and Tzvika Brot)