Labor party says it has demanded ‘change in national priorities,’ new focus on periphery

The Labor party, a member of the coalition, says it has demanded that the government focus more efforts on improving the socio-economic status of communities on the periphery of the country.

“We entered this government to replace a corrupt and destructive leadership and to change national priorities. Because of that, we made it absolutely clear in today’s cabinet meeting that the delineation of the national priority areas will change,” the party says in a statement.

“We demanded and have received a commitment that joint preparatory work will be carried out over the next five months, in which we will stress the importance of communities in the socio-economic periphery of the country, in the Galilee and the Negev. The current preferences, those that have determined the national priority areas in recent years, will change,” the statement adds.

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