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  8/22/2011, Av 22, 5771

NU MKs: Add Yeshans, Hareidim to Trajtenberg Panel


Members of Knesset from the Ichud Leumi (National Union) party demanded, on Monday, that Professor Manuel Trajtenberg add representatives from the hareidi-religious community and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria to the committee dealing with the affordable housing crisis and the cost of living.

The four Knesset members wrote, "It should be clearly understood  that there are two sectors of the Israeli public suffering from exclusion and sometimes even harassment such as the freezing of construction in Judea and Samaria, which is being carried out, in practice, by the Netanyahu-Barak government. This data indicates the need to add representatives of these sectors to the committee. Only they can adequately express the depth of their distress and appropriate ways to solve it."