A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Thousands of Israelis march through the streets of Jerusalem on
Aug. 27 as they protest social inequalities and high living costs.
Photo: Yossi Zamir/Flash 90/JTA

New Israel Fund alone in funding Israel protests

By Nathan Guttman, FORWARDPublished August 31, 2011

WASHINGTON - Since mid-July, hundreds of thousands of Israelis have demonstrated for "social justice" in what have been called the nation's largest protests on domestic issues in recent memory, and organizers promise more. Yet the leaders of most major...

Young israelis seen near tents set up on Rothschild Avenue in
Tel Aviv. Fed up with high housing prices around the country,
hundreds set up tent city, vow to stay until government presents a
solution. July 26 2011. Photo by Liron Almog/Flash90. 

Housing protests roil Israel as tent cities pop up

By Dina Kraft, JTAPublished July 27, 2011

TEL AVIV   - On Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv's version of Park Avenue, a burgeoning tent city has sprung up amid crowded cafes and its canopy of ficus trees. The squatters are protesting soaring housing prices in the country, and they have galvanized...

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