Knesset to hold another emergency session on housing

Every faction in the opposition signed on to the request.

August 18, 2011 00:03
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Likud MK Reuven Rivlin

Rivlin 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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The Knesset will reconvene for another emergency discussion of the housing crisis next Tuesday, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin announced on Wednesday.

Following a similar discussion on Tuesday morning, Kadima requested that Rivlin call another meeting on the cost of living.

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Livni: Government still doesn’t understand protesters

Every faction in the opposition signed on to the request.

“Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s tax policies have abused the Israeli public for the last two-and-a-half years,” a Kadima spokesman said. “He is responsible for the rising price of electricity, water, public transportation, food and dairy products.

“This government is trying to prevent public discourse, and therefore, as long as the protest continues, Kadima will continue convening the Knesset to discuss it,” the spokesman said.

He also said the “shameful absence” of most Likud MKs from Tuesday’s meeting exposes “the Netanyahu coalition’s abominable lack of consideration for what is happening.”

On Tuesday, the Likud released a statement slamming Kadima’s calls for emergency meetings during the Knesset recess, which began two weeks ago.

“[Kadima leader Tzipi] Livni is panicking because her poll numbers are dropping,” the Likud spokeswoman said.

“After the public understood that Kadima has nothing to offer in the diplomatic arena, Livni is trying to make up a social ideology for her failed party,” she said.

“Netanyahu is attentive to the justified protest, and he is the only one that knows how to find the correct balance between citizens’ welfare and economic responsibility.”

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