Peres to housing protesters: Your cause is legitimate

August 1, 2011 16:21


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Leaders of the demonstration for affordable housing who met with President Shimon Peres on Monday found a champion for the cause.

Speaking at Beit Hanassi, Peres told them that their protest was legitimate and sincere, and that he would help them in every way possible to change the national agenda.

Organizers said they were not against the government or any particular person; they are against the system.

Peres said that it was important to hold roundtable discussions with them, representatives of the government and employers to find a speedy solution for all their issues. He emphasized that such discussions were in the nature of dialogue and not negotiations.

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