Social experts gather to help protest leaders

New group of economics and social welfare experts hold a press conference to profess support for protesters, offer their assistance.

Tent City press conference 311 (photo credit: Ben Hartman)
Tent City press conference 311
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
A group of economics, sociology and social welfare experts who have agreed to assist social justice protest leaders across the country, held a press conference Monday morning in Tel Aviv.
The alternative Rothschild team will contribute facts and advice from their respective fields of expertise, and present various solution models for social-economic issues that have led to demonstrations across the country.
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Professor Yossi Yona, head of one of the teams, told reporters that the teams identify with the protesters and their cause, saying that the "Israeli statehood is collapsing and a banana republic has been established in its place."
The group has said that it will work with full transparency and participation with the protest leaders, and will work to present ways to redesign the Israeli economy in order to better serve its citizens. The experts will be broken up into teams addressing a wide range of social issues, including the housing, transportation, education, and health crises.