Netanyahu makes cost-of-living promise ahead of Israeli election

December 9, 2014 1:14 PM

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Netanyahu makes cost-of-living promise ahead of Israeli election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In nearly nine years as Israel's prime minister spread over three terms, Benjamin Netanyahu has been a security hawk, promising to do whatever it takes to combat the threat from Palestinian militants or a nuclear-armed Iran.

But as he opened his campaign for a fourth term ahead of elections set for March 17, Netanyahu stepped away from his security base to make a pitch for the large number of Israelis who are more worried about the high cost of living.

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