Netanyahu hammered for inaction in wake of housing report
Israeli politicians traded accusations over who was responsible for Israel’s housing crisis and vowed to fix the problem Wednesday evening, in the wake of a state report that placed the blame for runaway housing costs squarely on government agencies.
The report painted a stark picture of a stifling bureaucracy and political gridlock that led to the shortages driving home prices up by 55% between 2008 and December 2013.
While much of the criticism following the report was aimed at Prime Minister Netanyahu, who was accused of inaction as he held power for four out of the five years studied, Netanyahu cautioned against losing sight of what he said really matters: Iran’s nuclear program.
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