(July 14, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Cabinet on Monday approved the remaining elements of the “Safety Net 2020-2021” rescue plan for the country’s struggling economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
While calling the plan “comprehensive” and “unprecedented” in his opening remarks to Monday’s Cabinet session, Netanyahu acknowledged that there were “holes in the net” that needed to be addressed.
“I know that it is not complete; I also know that there are holes in it. The finance minister and I have already spoken, and I intend to speak about this also with [Defense Minister] Benny Gantz in order to provide a response to the holes in the net,” said Netanyahu. “There are many things that need to be dealt with, including help for families, sectors and other things. We will deal with all of these; at the end of the meeting, we will discuss the best way to do this.”
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