Likud to unveil ‘huge’ economic plan; Finance Ministry officials: We don’t know it

The Likud party says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz will today announce a “huge plan to jumpstart Israel’s economy,” but senior Finance Ministry officials are quoted by Hebrew-language media as saying they aren’t aware of its details.

This, coupled with the fact that the plan has been announced by Netanyahu’s party rather than the Prime Minister’s Office or the Finance Ministry, raises suspicions among observers that the plan is primarily meant for election campaign purposes.

Shortly after the announcement, right-wing Netanyahu Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party says it will unveil its own economic plan at 6 p.m. — the same time Likud plans to announce its plan.

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