State Comptroller Joseph Shapira will release a report on the housing crisis next week

February 22, 2015 03:44


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 analyses 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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira will release a report on the housing crisis next week despite pressure on him by Likud to delay the report until after the March 17 election.

Sources close to Shapira said the date for publishing the report was set before the election was advanced.

"The state comptroller is not a player in the political sphere," a source close to Shapira said. "When a comptroller's report is ready, it legally must be published. Our office's work is done with only professional considerations in mind. It is improper for the comptroller or his office to be influenced by a political timeline."

Shapira's associates said the housing crisis was serious and harmed the weakest sectors of the population. They said the report would analyze work done by several ministries and multiple governments.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 20, 2018
Gunshots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkey, no casualties