Social justice protestors in Tel Aviv 370.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
A few hundred people marched in central Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest
the current government’s economic policies, in the second-straight week of
“social justice” protests in the city.
The protest in Tel Aviv was held
at the same time that hundreds gathered in Jerusalem as well as in
Other protests included a few hundred people who gathered
outside the house of Israeli businessman Yitzhak Tshuva in Netanya, and a few
dozen outside of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s house in Caesarea. At the
protest in Netanya, demonstrators called for a greater share of the offshore gas
profits to go into the public coffers, while in Caesarea, protesters rallied
against the budget and lampooned recent revelations about the expenditures at
the prime minister’s house.
At the protest in Tel Aviv, the crowd called
out chants like “there is no future with [finance minister] Lapid and Bibi
[Netanyahu]” as well as “the people demand social justice,” a chant from the
Saturday night’s protests were far smaller than last
weekend’s, when several thousand people marched through central Tel Aviv in what
was billed as the reignition of the 2011 social justice protests, in response to
the announcement of the new budget.