In a video he posted on his Facebook page, Lapid asks his supporters for help in backing what he called "unpopular measures."
"Seeing as it’s Passover I decided to read up about Moses," Lapid says in the video. "His story is about someone who does the right thing. It wasn't popular, and people argued and fought him on it. But he went and did the right thing. He told himself: What should the future look like, where do I lead this thing, and that is what I'm going to do."
The new finance minister hinted of the tough times ahead as he prepares to initiate a NIS 14 billion cut in the state budget. "It will be a long and unpopular road and I make the tough decisions because that is what you sent me to do."
Addressing his voters, he said: "I need you. I need you now more than I needed you in the elections and I need you to go out and say that we're not making cheap profits, we're not playing around, we’re not doing the popular thing."
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