Knesset passes housing reform law in final reading

August 3, 2011 14:33

The central bill in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's housing reform passed in its third (final) reading on Wednesday 57-45, after a three-day marathon discussion in the Knesset.

Opposition MKs presented their reservations about the National Housing Committees Bill for hours on Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday, chairman of the joint Knesset Economics and Interior Committee on the bill Carmel Shama-Hachohen (Likud) and Construction and Housing Minister Ariel Atias defended the government's plan.

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