The government wants the people to think that this is an economic issue. That is incorrect, this is a homegrown socio-political crisis, which in one respect has had economic ramifications (housing issues)...but what caused those issues? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mickey
    • 12.08.11 | 15:25 (IDT)

    The government putting billions of dollars and shekels into illegal expansion instead of boosting infrastructure and housing within legal limits. The settlers and settlements (one of the largest thorns in israel's side) are sucking up huge amounts of finances from the government, which should be invested in Israel-proper, not rogue satellite outposts which only serve to provoke moslems/arabs and the entire international community. And if one of the right-wing fundamentalists step in and says "God gave it to us," then please admit prior or subsequent to your statement that since there is no separation between religion and state, democracy no longer exists in Israel

    from the article: English speakers make their presence felt in Israel's tent protests
    First published 02:16 12.08.11 | Last updated 02:16 12.08.11
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