Social Change c'tee head Trajtenberg mulls political career

October 23, 2012 18:24


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Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, head of the government-appointed Committee for Social Change following the 2011 social protests, is considering a run for the 19th Knesset.

Trajtenberg, Chairman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, spoke to former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni about the possibility of joining her should she form a new party, sources close to Livni said.

The professor's spokesman Sharon Ahdut said on Tuesday that Trajtenberg is still debating whether to enter politics.

"Prof. Trajtenerg enjoys his work in academia, but is concerned about the economy," Ahdut said.

Ahdut would not confirm or deny that Trajtenberg met with Livni this week, but said he has received offers from several parties.

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