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Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini on Friday called on all workers to make
their voices heard and join the central social justice march, which is
set to take place on Saturday in Tel Aviv.
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During an interview
with Channel 2 news Eini said "I call on the workers tomorrow to join
the protest and make sure it has a powerful impact so that we can
succeed in making a change in this country."
said that the Histadrut leadership "represents 800,000 families from
every echelon of society. If all these people come tomorrow in an
organized fashion and join the protest, things will happen, and that's
what I'm trying to initiate."
"The main thing that needs to
happen is that everyone must be united," Eini said. "The common
denominator of this protest is that it is justified and everyone feels
"Do not forget the disadvantaged, the disabled and pensioners," the Histadrut chairman reiterated.
Furious over what they call repeated government rejection of their demands,
protesters hope to hold “the mother of all demonstrations
” across Israel on
Saturday – a week after an estimated 150,000 Israelis took to the streets
several cities to protest the soaring cost of living.
spokesman for the tent-city protest movement, told The Jerusalem Post
Thursday evening that the size and intensity of Saturday night’s protests will
be greatly influenced by the Knesset’s approval on Wednesday of the national
housing committees law – a central sticking point for the movement.
us, the passing of the law will be a huge influence on the demonstration, and is
one of the main reasons that we called for it,” said Neuman.
“The vote on
the law was an opportunity for the government to show how important the people
are to them, and they said no. So it is our right and our responsibility to
When asked if the protests will have a more aggressive and
angry tone following the law’s approval, he replied, “that's for sure. There is
much more anger now. At first, we were angry about a moderate situation, and now
they’ve shown us that they aren’t going to let it be solved.”