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  August 7, 2012

Netanyahu Bows to Popular Pressure on Austerity


Self-immolations in Israel due to poverty and upcoming austerity measures plummet PM to record low in polls
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On Saturday Israelis once again poured onto the streets to protest austerity measures and demonstrate against the government. On Monday, the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel some of the tax increases, but only after taking a major hit in the polls. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky reports spoke to Lital Bar, a leading activist in the J14 movement that began last summer and saw two deaths due to self-immolation, and Professor Yossi Yonah of the Ben Gurion University who Co-Edited the movement's comprehensive report entitled Another Way is Possible


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