Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman 311.
(photo credit: Baz Ratner/Reuters)
Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday met with the Sderot Mayor David
Buskila and later commented on social justice protesters who were
waiting for him outside the meeting.We
politicians, the foreign minister told gathered reporters, "are the ones
responsible for solutions. [The protesters] are just paid shouters."
Lieberman, who was heckled by protesters on social
issues, said that there are forces behind the protesters and that
without media attention, the protests would disappear.
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Protesters responded, "Nobody is paying us, we're fighting for the basics."
The foreign minister said in his meeting with the Sderot mayor
that he plans to introduce measures that would provide an extra three
months' salary to soldiers being discharged from the IDF, levy a new tax
on apartments that are left empty in order to put more housing units on
the market, and propose free child care for toddlers in lower-income
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