Liberman: No planning reform if it ignores middle class

By GLOBES
March 19, 2012 12:57
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Army Radio reported on Monday that the proposed amendment to the Planning and Building Law relating to the Trachtenberg Report reforms will not be submitted to the Knesset Internal Affairs Committee at this time, because Yisrael Beitenu is threatening to vote against it until the current affordable housing criteria set by Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias of Shas are canceled. Yisrael Beitenu is also demanding adding a minimum level of earning capacity to the criteria.

Yisrael Beitenu chairman and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, told Arm Radio that he will vote against the reform in the Knesset. "We are fighting a war for the middle class, which serves in the army and works hard to earn a living. There is an oppressed class that is discriminated against, and it is the middle class. It is unacceptable that a couple that works for seven years and pays income taxes does not have 70 credit points, while someone who marries at 18 and has three children by 25 has 70 credit points. The criteria must be changed."

Liberman wants the planning reform and the affordable housing criteria to be submitted to the cabinet, removing decision-making authority on the issue from Atias and Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 21, 2018
Madonna defends herself after Aretha Franklin tribute backlash

By REUTERS