29.07.2011 27.Tammus, 5771
Housing plan will deteriorate the quality of life for all citizens, nature protection society says.
Green groups blasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new housing plans announced on Tuesday, censuring him for destroying open space and relying on private companies rather than reforming government bodies to tackle the ongoing crisis.
“The prime minister’s attempts to buy the students by means of reforms in planning and building laws is a mockery,” said Amit Bracha, executive director of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (Adam Teva V’Din), in a statement. “The prime minister goes on as usual, and instead of advancing responsible reforms in the Israel Land Administration, he asks to privatize state land to captains of fortune, who will not only build for young couples, but who will also build parks, nature reserves and beaches….