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      Archive: 9/20/2011

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        9/20/2011, Elul 21, 5771

      Protests Against Privatization of Mental Health Center

      Dozens of Holocaust survivors and employees at Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Center are demonstrating in opposition to the Likud-led government's decision to transfer the management of the hospital to a private contractor.

      The employees claim that privatizing the institution will harm both the employees and patients because the private contractor will naturally be primarily concerned with cutting costs and maximizing profits.