Netanyahu Bows to Popular Pressure on Austerity

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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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