The newspaper «Haaretz» reported on Thursday, March 1 that former Finance Minister Yair Lapid had blocked the promotion of the bill, which was favorable to the billionaire Arnon Milchen, with whom he has friendly relations.
Two weeks ago, Lapid wrote on his page on the social network Facebook, after learning about the bill, «he said a categorical «no» and that was it».
However, according to the newspaper, before to block a bill Lapid has instructed the budget Department of the Ministry of Finance to prepare a professional opinion on it, and refused to advance only after the Department staff has provided him with an explanation of why they are against this law.
We will remind that on February 14 of Lapel stated that he was approached by police and asked to testify concerning the period when he headed the Ministry of Finance.
«Like any law-abiding citizen, I gave a brief testimony relating to the attempts to expand the «law Milchina» up to 20 years. I emphasize that, despite all the pressure on me, I refused to carry out this act. In this case, as in others, «Yesh Atid» was and remains the last obstacle to corruption in the government. The only alternative for those who are busy only in political intrigue and a» – said in a statement.