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  7/25/2011, Tammuz 23, 5771

Yishai: Cancel Knesset Vacation


With all the issues facing Israel today, Interior Minister Eli Yishai said, now is not the time for a vacation – and in a letter to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, Yishai suggested canceling the summer vacation for MKs and ministers, in order to give them more time to solve problems like the housing crisis, the doctors' strike, and the high price of dairy products.

Yishai added that it would certainly be unseemly for MKs to take vacations while thousands of people were living in tent cities and going on various forms of hunger and other strikes to protest the lack of a resolution of the doctors' strike.