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Israeli Street Protests: Suppressed by US Media

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Well, almost. Virtually nothing shows up on US television. Some gets print coverage, but not enough to explain a major story accurately and fully. More on that below.

For weeks, tens of thousands of Israelis have been protesting high prices, especially unaffordable housing, creating an intolerable burden for growing numbers being priced out of a place to live.

A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:

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Interviewed on Democracy Now, Israeli journalist Dimi Reider called "(w)hat's happening in Israel....nothing short of revolutionary....in terms of how people relate to each other, engage with politics," and with a vital issue like affordable housing.

Today's problems stem from 1990s policies favoring settlements, as well as subsidies to entice Israelis and other Jews to fill them. Moreover, doing so and controlling Occupied Palestine costs over $700 million annually, at the expense of neglecting construction and other needs in Israel.

The above linked article explained a groundswell demand for social justice, unprecedented in Israel, enough perhaps to topple Netanyahu's government if he doesn't adequately address it.

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