“The time has come for an all out war,” say Israeli students, social activists and the country’s movement for equality in military service laws. The groups are joining forces for a major anti-govt protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.
Leaders of the disparate movements are hoping that thousands of demonstrators will flood the streets of Tel Aviv for the protest.
One of the main causes behind the planned demonstration is the recent approval of austerity measures and tax hikes, which have plunged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity to record lows.
Over 60 percent of Israelis are unhappy with Netanyahu’s job performance, according to a survey published by Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz.