Protestors meet with professors to discuss strategy
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'No faith in Trachtenberg team'

Leaders of protest movement: We will not enter negotiations that would only drown us in a swamp of different clauses and articles

The chairman of the social team appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg, insisted on Tuesday that "this committee is different than others", because its members, he maintained, "are professional and possess social sensitivity."


But leaders of the protest are not impressed. Yonatan Levy told Ynet on Tuesday night, "We will not enter negotiations that would only drown us in a swamp of different clauses and articles."



Levy attended a meeting between heads of the protest and experts in different aspects of Israeli society, in which the protesters were urged not to rush into talks with Netanyahu's team – also known as the "Rothschild Team."


According to Levy, "The experts expressed their concerns regarding the committee being set up and only strengthened the doubts we already had regarding the Trachtenberg committee.


"The professors stressed the committee's expected lack of transparency, seeking to package old remedies in new envelopes that best suit the current economic system – the very one that most of the public is suffering from today," he said.


Levy added that he and his friends have yet to be invited to a meeting with the Trachtenberg Committee.


Stav Shafir, another member of the protest movement's leadership, told Ynet after the meeting with the professors, "It is about a lack of faith because we have been on the street for almost a month and the government has yet to take us seriously. Establishing this Rothschild team is not serious. It's just another attempt at foot-dragging instead of actually finding a solution."


Yoav Malka contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 08.10.11, 07:51
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