Meretz: Court mulling public housing order

July 2, 2013 05:29
1 minute read.


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 analysis 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


The Meretz Party on Monday said that, in response to its petition, the High Court of Justice was considering issuing a conditional order to the state regarding implementing the 1998 Public Housing Law that was passed to help the poor buy their apartments.

The court did not render a decision but instead gave the state until August 15 to provide the court with an update on the situation.At the previous hearing in February the court also gave the state time to provide an update, but this time the basis of the extension was the state’s claim that a new policy will go into force on August 1.

Meretz MK Ilan Gilon and other activists filed the petition and led a demonstration in front of the courthouse in which former MK and sponsor of the law Ran Cohen participated.

Overall, the petitioners expressed disappointment with the court’s decision to give the state more time, which in effect, they said, perpetuated the current inequalities and problems in housing.

The law allows people living in public housing to buy their apartments at set lower rates. It also stipulates that all money obtained by the sales of public housing under the law must be used to promote more public housing.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
April 21, 2019
Man storms German church, injures 24 people in mass panic