Monday, January 21, 2013

FICC’s President: Netanyahu is an "Extreme Socialist"

Uriel Lynn, president of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, decried Prime Minister Netanyahu as a “socialist” during an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, something Netanyahu wouldn't mind to be labeled as in the final stretch.

“The one who’s led the extremist socialism, more than any other person, is Netanyahu. Netanyahu the capitalist, since he’s been the prime minister, has led the country to extremist socialism,” the 77-year-old former Likud MK told the Post at his Tel Aviv office.

“When Netanyahu was a finance minister, he worked with us very closely. He was a good finance minister. He built the correct principals and led to the growth of the business sector. The second he became the prime minister, and he put coalition considerations as the central issue, he caused us to become the most socialist nation in the world, a nation that has almost no rights for employers,” Lynn said.

“The best cooperation [Labor leader] Shelly Yechimovich got from laws she initiated was from the Likud party. The Likud built Shelly Yechimovich. The Likud gave her more support than anyone else.”