PM: I’m aware of hardship, cost of living in Israel

31.07.2011                      29.Tammus, 5771


PM: I'm aware of hardship, cost of living in Israel

Netanyahu appoints ministerial roundtable to hear grievances; Steinitz: "We won't turn rich, industrialists into enemies of the people."

Facing not a diplomatic tsunami, as some were predicting come September and the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN, but rather an economic tsunami as a result of the country's high cost of living, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced at Sunday's cabinet meeting the establishment of a "ministerial roundtable" to deal with what he termed, "genuine distress."
Netanyahu said the roundtable would invite to appear before it representatives of various different sectors. The ministers will then recommend practical plans to ease the economic situation of the country's citizens, and bring these plans to the cabinet for approval….