Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Knesset Moshe Gafni spoke out against the program of Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon «Net price Reduction», providing for the abolition of a significant number of import duties.
At the Commission meeting Gaffney stated that the preservation of jobs is no less important than reducing the cost of living, and often lower prices for the consumer turns the closure of factories and mass layoffs.
He also stressed that he will not allow the cancellation of duties to destroy the textile industry, because the workers of textile enterprises have nowhere to go in case of dismissal.
Note that at the moment in the textile industry in Israel employs about 5 thousand people.
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