25.07.2011 23.Tammus, 5771
After march on Knesset, Netanyahu meets with Steinitz, Atias, agree to give breaks to couples buying first apartment, increase funding for student housing; upcoming meetings to focus on easing housing restrictions.
After meeting late into Sunday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet again with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Housing and Construction Minister Ariel Atias Monday in order to formulate a plan to ease housing restrictions, Army Radio reported.
The meetings Sunday night and Monday morning came on the tail of mass protests in Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem, the latter of which saw at least 1,000 demonstrators marching on the Knesset, perturbed over the soaring cost of housing. As part of a larger state-housing plan, the three agreed Sunday to provide benefits to couples who purchase their first apartment and to increase funding for student dormitories….