This video is about Israel: biggest protest in years challenges Netanyahu’s government.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Rallies demand cheaper rents
Sunday 31 July 2011
It was the largest demonstration yet on the issue, which has seen a sharp drop in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval ratings.
Mr Netanyahu unveiled a package of reforms aimed at lowering housing costs last week but it failed to placate protesters, who have also raised other concerns such as the cost of petrol and childcare.
Protester Stav Shafir said: “It is a great success, people are marching in the streets and have been living in the streets for two weeks.
“People are choosing to determine how they want to live. We want affordable housing, health, education and welfare.”
Addressing a rally of 50,000 people in Tel Aviv, activist Daphni Leef said: “Public housing isn’t a dirty word.”
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