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Nearly One Million Unemployed

As of Sunday, October 18, a total of 980,370 workers in Israel were unemployed — almost a quarter of the workforce, which numbers some 4 million, including 628,344 who have been furloughed and are still not back at their workplaces.   An Employment Service report said that during September, women and young people were more likely to…

Thousands demonstrated in Paris Square in Jerusalem adjacent to the official residence of far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and called for his resignation, Saturday night, October 18, 2020.

Restrictions End; Ten Thousand Protest en Masse at PM’s Residence

Protests resumed in Jerusalem Saturday evening, October 17, after a two-week hiatus due to coronavirus restrictions, with 10,000 calling for far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation, while many thousands more protested across Israel. Despite the lifted restriction, the Black Flag protest group claimed in a statement that many protesters were being held up at police checkpoints…

Communist demonstrators distance-protest in south Tel Aviv, one of many hundreds that took place Saturday evening, October 10. The red Hadash placard reads, "When the government is against the people, the people are against the government."

A Thousand “Distanced Protests” against Netanyahu across Israel

Tens of thousands of citizens of Israel participated in protests at hundreds of locations across the country on Saturday night, October 10, against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the extension of anti-democratic “special emergency” rules. Over 1,000 socially distanced gatherings were held throughout the country, the fourth such event since the government instituted a ban…

"On Tuesday too 'One Kilometer Demonstrations!' -- October 6, 17:30 – Until he goes"

Anti-Netanyahu Protests Resume at Hundreds of Locales around Israel

Far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government held a telephone survey on Tuesday night, October 6, and voted in favor of extending anti-democratic limitations on political demonstrations, specifically aimed at preventing protests outside his Jerusalem residence on Balfour Street this weekend. The limitations were initially passed last week, with only three ministers from Blue & White opposing them.…