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Hardly seven years after religious fanatics punctured Manhattan’s fabled skyline, economic disease sprang from its financial bowels, challenging America’s economic vitality, sway and faith.
Some 100,000 residential units around the country are being used as offices instead of living spaces.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who chairs the committee, said lowering housing prices was one of the biggest tests of his budget.
MK Cabel: For 20 years I have seen no change on the issue.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
The law will go into effect on Wednesday June 24, not July 1 as earlier planned, if it passes its second and third readings in Knesset Monday as expected.
By NIV ELIS
Under the plan, Finance Ministry will take control of the Building Planning Committee from the Interior Ministry.
All in all, construction began on 43,620 new apartment units.
While the 2011 protests swept the country and brought hundreds of thousands of people to protests in cities across Israel, at most there were only about two dozen tents at latest camp.
By BEN HARTMAN
Though the central problem in Israel’s housing market has been a shortage of supply, it is unlikely that these units will see the light of day anytime soon.
Consistent political instability, an inability to create and follow long-term plans, and bureaucratic disarray stand in way of addressing housing crisis.
The report is considered a bombshell in the election campaign.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Sources close to State Comptroller Joseph Shapira said the date for publishing the report was set before the election was advanced.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
In exclusive interview, the Zionist Union’s economist argues why his housing plan is best.
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