It was the night that Benjamin Netanyahu was tossed out of the Prime Minister’s Office in disgrace. Netanyahu will stay in office for a time, but his time is up. Finished.

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Gideon Levy / Israeli protesters must remain in tents until time is right

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A well-known Philadelphia philanthropist died on Sunday.

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Philadelphia Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies At Age 90

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Two weeks into Israel’s housing protest, demonstrations are sweeping the country. More than 150,000 people took part in protests nationwide calling for socioeconomic change and demanding “social justice.” And what started with the odd tent has become the summer of…

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ISRAEL: Protest tents launch Israel’s summer of discontent

“The right to freedom of expression is a fundamental one, necessary to protect the exercise of all other human rights in democratic societies because it is essential for holding governments accountable to the public” — (Human Rights Watch, “When Speech Offends”, February-March 2006).

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Death of democracy

Freedom for Palestine song available now at:

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Archbishop Tutu endorses ‘Freedom for Palestine’ single by OneWorld!

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The burgeoning tent encampment along this city’s elegant Rothschild Boulevard may not be the start of a Tahrir Square-style revolution, but Israeli student protests over rising rents have exposed a deep middle-class frustration over the economy and are presenting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his biggest domestic challenge yet.

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Israel’s surge of unhappy campers

The biggest wave of protest rallies in years is due to start shortly in Israel. Demonstrators will take to the streets in seven cities across the country. And activists hope the rally in Tel Aviv alone will attract half-a-million people

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Anger Tsunami: Mass protest wave reaches Israel

An uprising of the Middle Class – that is how demonstrations of up to 120000 people across Israel are being dubbed. An estimated 50000 gathered in Tel Aviv alone, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s housing reform last Tuesday. His approval rating has dropped to 32 per cent as the price of basic goods and housing rises

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Israel’s middle class in mass protest

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in seven cities across Israel, and their social slogans are rapidly being replaced by the calls for the government to step down. The biggest rally is underway in Tel Aviv with around 150000 people having gathered at the “Tahrir Square of Israel.” Police have arrested several activists who were blocking roads in the centre of Tel Aviv, calling for Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to quit over government policies. RT on Twitter: RT on Facebook:

‘Future is up to us': Israel protest gathers 150000

More than 150000 Israelis have taken to the streets to protest against rises in the cost of living. The protests took place in six Israeli cities, as anger was directed to the government for not doing enough to help ordinary Israelis. Al Jazeera’s Tom Ackerman reports from Jerusalem.

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Thousands rally in Israel over rising prices

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