Steinitz: Fight the Social Protest (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/12/12)
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Articles-Index-Top
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz issued a call Tuesday to business
leaders not to be afraid to criticize the social protests. The
protest activists "behave with populism and ignore the state´s
struggle against the global financial crisis," he said.
"Making a profit is allowed, and this is the business sector´s
motivation, and the state of Israel has no growth without a living
and vibrant business sector that makes profits and invests," Steinitz
told the audience at the Economix.il conference, which is dedicated
to strengthening the business sector. "The incitement against the
business sector should be stopped without fear, even if it involves
criticizing the protest, some of which constituted incitement against
businessmen while ignoring the world economy."
The Students´ Federation, whose chairman was one of the leader´s of
last year´s social protests, called Steinitz´s statement "insensitive
Activists from last summer´s protests reported Tuesday that they have
been summoned by police for questioning, ahead of the planned renewal
of the protests. MK Shelly Yechimovich (Labor) called on police to
stop summoning the activists and called the summonses "dangerous."
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/12/12)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY