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Liberman promises compensation to COVID-battered businesses, ‘but not handouts’

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on December 13, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on December 13, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says that businesses harmed by COVID restrictions will receive some form of compensation.

“There will be aid to businesses hurt by COVID, but there won’t be any handouts,” says Liberman. “There won’t be any electoral bribery.”

The finance minister says some business owners who have gone on the TV news to complain about his policies have hidden their own success. “Some of them are listed on the stock exchange, so I can check their quarterly reports,” says Liberman “I wish we would all be in such a situation in 2022.”

Liberman, who has long been opposed to funding government compensation of companies due to COVID, claims that “currently, most businesses are in excellent shape.”

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