Special panel to talk to Israel’s housing protesters online

10.08.2011                      10.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Special panel to talk to Israel's housing protesters online

Team for Socio-economic Change appointed by Netanyahu seeks to 'translate public sentiment into action'; city inspectors dismantle tents in a number of Tel Aviv encampments.

The Team for Socio-economic Change appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reduce the soaring cost of living in Israel met for the first time Tuesday. The panel, headed by Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, Chairman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, discussed work schedules, division into teams and areas of responsibilities.
The panel decided to set up "infrastructure for dialogue," which will include a dialogue with the protesters over the Internet. Michael Eitan, Minister for the Improvement of Government Services, was tasked with the Internet initiative. The panel is scheduled to convene again next Tuesday….