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        8/8/2011, Av 8, 5771

      Activists Demand MKs Cancel Vacation


      The heads of the tent protest movement in Tel Aviv sent a message Monday to Knesset Speaker Silvan Shalom, asking him to cancel the Knesset's summer recess, and to recall MKs so they could work on laws to promote a more affordable cost of living. The activists said that the current “social emergency” warranted cancellation of the MKs vacation.

      In a letter to Shalom, the activists threatened to petition the High Court against the Knesset recess, and seek a court order requiring MKs to return to their jobs.