Survivors Lobby: Gov’t Shows ‘Foot-Dragging and Hardheartedness’

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

( Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Sunday that he would postpone a meeting with representatives of the nation’s Holocaust survivors. The meeting, which was scheduled to take place on Monday, will now take place in approximately three weeks, after the fall
The meeting… will now take place in approximately three weeks.
holidays. Heads of the Knesset Lobby for Holocaust Survivors charged that the postponement indicates dishonesty on the part of the government.

In a statement Monday, MKs Colette Avital (Labor) and Zehava Gal’on (Meretz), said, “All the declarations about finding a solution [to the economic difficulties of some Holocaust survivors] were nothing but smoke and mirrors, intended to gain some time and forestall the public criticism of the government.”