Sunday, August 14, 2011

Protests throughout Israel continue

The issue seems to be affordable housing

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An estimated 50,000 to 70,000 Israelis took part in a series of demonstrations
held across the country on Saturday night, as part of the social issues movement
that has gripped the nation over the past month.
Protesters at social justice rally in Beersheba
Unlike the previous
three weeks, protest leaders decided not to hold a mass protest in Tel Aviv or
Jerusalem, and to instead hold demonstrations in 18 other cities.
A week ago, more than 300,000 people took to the streets
across the country, including an estimated 250,000 plus in Tel
"People see their grown children cannot afford an apartment for themselves even though they earn a good salary," Odonsky said. "We want the young people of Ramat Hasharon to be able to afford an apartment in town."
"I think this demonstration is very important. There's a horrendous gap between rich and poor in Israel," said Guth. "The cake needs to be distributed more equally."
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