Archive: 8/16/2011
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  8/16/2011, Av 16, 5771

'We Must Listen to the Youth'


The government, and all of Israel, must listen to the youth, President Shimon Peres said Tuesday. “We must listen to the young, and create real, responsible solutions to their problems,” he said at a ceremony in Kfar Tavor.

Peres spoke favorably of protests against the cost of housing and other cost-of-living issues in Israel, and described the protesters as “young people with a deep desire for change and faith in the power of the people.” The protest is based in real crisis, he said, adding, “I hope that from this protest, hope will come forth, new hope for all of Israeli society.”