The Kulanu party, headed by former Likud member Moshe Kahlon, blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahum, along with former finance minister Yair Lapid, an Economy Minister Naftali Bennett for the high cost of living associated with the recent housing crisis.
The sharp criticism made by Kulanu came after a report released by the state comptroller Wednesday outlined the decisions and policies that led to a sharp rise in housing prices. The Kulanu party says the report gives a “failing grade to the Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennett high cost of living government.” “The Israeli public does not need this kind of report or another in order to understand the catastrophic situation that we are in,” the Kulanu party added. “Unfortunately, the report does not investigate the biggest failure of recent years – Yair Lapid’s 0% VAT plan. The plan caused great damage to the Israeli public in general, especially young couples…It’s time that the guilty, led by former finance minister Yair Lapid, take responsibility.”