PM to set up cabinet team to address protesters' demands

August 6, 2011 23:24

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu planned to name a cabinet-level team on Sunday to address demands by demonstrators demanding lower living costs across the country.

The nationwide demonstrations have upstaged Netanyahu's standoff with the Palestinians ahead of their bid to lobby for UN statehood next month, and deflated his celebration of Israel's stability as citizen revolts rock surrounding Arab states.

Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon, named by a Netanyahu spokesman as a likely member of the cabinet troubleshooting team, said a solution was required even if it "cost billions" at a time when Israel is watching the debt jitters of the United States and parts of Europe.

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