Netanyahu blames gov't partner Shas for high housing prices

December 21, 2012 21:04


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday blamed his governmental partner Shas for rising housing prices, saying he would retain control of the influential Construction and Housing Ministry in the next Knesset, in an interview with Channel 10.

"I don't have the [Construction and] Housing Ministry," Netanyahu said in response to a direct query over rising prices. "I have agreed with (Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor) Liberman. We will take back the ministry (next Knesset)."

Shas's Ariel Attias is the current housing minister.

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