The numbers of people protesting are respectable. Not huge, but not neglible either. But it's about renting prices, housing shortage, not about what makes news here at Haaretz, or around the globe. No protests against boycott bills, against of for settlements, no tens of thousands demanding Gilad Shalit's return, and no masses demanding a negotiated peace vis a vis Barak's forecasted "september tsumani". Tel Aviv is called the bubble. It has extended, like a tent, over the entire country, it seems.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
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