Student Union head slams gov't over Attias housing plan

National Student Union chair Itzhik Shmueli accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government on Saturday of fooling the public with an affordable housing plan critics say favor haredi (ultra-Orthodox) citizens.
"Housing Minister [Ariel Attias] has long forgotten that he is minister to the entire society of Israel, and not just specific parts of it," Shmueli said in a written statement.
Attias's controversial program removed an element of the plan originally drafted by the government-mandated Trajtenberg Committee, which had employment or the active pursuit of employment as a proviso for receiving government-subsidized housing.
Itzhik threatened further student protests if the government did not "give a real answer to the issues raised by the protest movement, and specifically affordable housing."
"The prime minister's silence actually agrees with the sale of the middle class," Shmueli said.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy