Deri: Lapid attacked me, deflects discussion from poverty issue

Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri said that his announcement regarding the cancellation of cuts to haredi educational institutions had been coordinated with Education Minister Shai Piron. According to Deri, Finance Minister Yair Lapid falsely accused him of publicizing a fabricated message.


"It is a pity that the Finance Minister shifts the spotlight from the truth...which is that with his cutbacks, he adds tens of thousands of children to the cycle of poverty and delivers a hard hit to the middle class," Deri said. (Atilla Shmolfavi)