Lapid blames bourgeois problems on haredim

13.01.2012                      18.Tewet. 5772

Innenpolitik:

Lapid blames bourgeois problems on haredim

Former Channel 2 anchorman vows to represent middle class, protect their money from settlers, tycoons, and gov't.

New politician Yair Lapid took a page out of the playbook of his father, the late Shinui leader Yosef Tommy Lapid, when he wrote a column for Friday’s Yediot Aharonot blaming the problems of the middle class on the haredim (ultra-Orthodox).
In the column, excerpts of which were obtained by The Jerusalem Post, Lapid explained why he quit his job as anchorman of the Channel 2 news magazine Ulpan Shishi and entered politics on Sunday. He wrote that his goal was to represent the middle class and prevent their money from being taken by settlers, tycoons and the government – but mostly the haredim….