Israeli protests continue

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

Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday in protest against rising house prices.

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.”

150,000+ demonstrate for social justice in Israel: here.

Che Guevara banner at Israeli protest

Thousands protest in Israel over house prices and low salaries. Demonstrations in 12 cities including Tel Aviv and Haifa prompt Binyamin Netanyahu to consider cancelling parliamentary recess: here.

Morocco Pictures: Pro-reform demo in Casablanca today: here.

4 thoughts on “Israeli protests continue

  1. Venue change for Mubarak’s trial

    EGYPT: The government changed the proposed venue for the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak on Saturday, saying it would be held at a police academy in the outskirts of Cairo rather than at a convention hall in the city centre.

    The trial is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

    Mr Mubarak, 83, faces a number of charges relating to the bloody crackdown on the popular uprising that overthrew him in February.

    His police chief and six other security officials will face trial with him while his two sons are expected to face corruption charges.


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