To mark Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday, the Knesset’s Yerushalayim Lobby held a special meeting on Monday attended by residents, Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat and other distinguished guests, Arutz Sheva reports.
MK Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism), the leader of the Knesset’s Yerushalayim Lobby, spoke. “Yerushalayim is a unique city in which many people wish to live and the data proves it,” Maklev said, nothing though that “it is difficult for those who wish to live in Yerushalayim .”
The reason, Maklev asserts is that “the cost of living is high and there is a lack of appropriate solutions for the hardships of the younger generation of city residents who continue to live here. This causes emigration away from the city and that’s a shame.”
“Yerushalayim is a high priority among various government offices. However, solutions for housing in Jerusalem should be a national priority,” Maklev continued, expressing concern the capital would not be included in the new government’s housing plans.