Justice in Israel, Legal Work
On Thursday January 1 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights along with the Public Housing Forum sent a letter to the legal advisor of Israel’s government demanding that, in addition to an investigation of how it happened, the sale of public housing apartments to party affliates of Building Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) be stopped. While thousands of citizens wait years for public housing apartments, these apartments were sold at prices substantially below market value, often to religious institutions.
UPDATE: On the morning of Sunday, January 4th, the Ministry announced the sales are being stopped.
Below is the letter sent by RHR:
View the letter as a pdf
The Times of Israel: MKs up in arms over report minister sold public housing