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  8/9/2011, Av 9, 5771

Protesters to PM: Avoid Unilateral Steps


The head of the Student Union, Itzik Shmuli, and head of the Dror Yisrael movement Pesach Hausfetter sent letters Tuesday to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, and Housing Minister Ariel Attias warning them to avoid unilateral moves when it comes to bringing down the cost of living. Both Shmuli and Hausfetter have been heavily involved in organizing recent protests for socio-economic change.

“Proposals, accepted without discussion with us, raise serious concerns that [the government] is trying to promote policies that have already been decided, under the 'smoke cover' of negotiations,” they wrote. “If the government truly intents to negotiate with representatives of the protest, avoid unilateral steps and establishing facts.”