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May 13, 2013 5:58 am

Knesset Members Join Israel’s Anti-Austerity Protests

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Ynet – “This protest is nothing like what we saw in 2011. It’s fiercer, more political. After two years of a change in perception, the public no longer falls for the bluff,” MK Stav Shaffir said Sunday, after she joined protesters Saturday, crying out against austerity measures which will take effect if Finance Minister Yair Lapid‘s budget proposal gains the State’s approval.

Shaffir, one of the leaders of the 2011 protests, added “If Lapid continues to look for money in the emptying pockets of the middle and lower classes, he will see the public go out on the streets again, this time angrier, smarter and stronger. This public has power in the Knesset now.”

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