Finance Minister Yair Lapid presented the 2013-2014 budget to President Shimon Peres. Lapid told Peres, "Whenever you had the opportunity to choose between the right thing and the popular thing, you chose correctly. I believe that is what we are doing now."
"You could have chosen an easier livelihood. The fact that you found a difficult situation and did not run away, makes me respect you," Peres replied. (Ynet)