Among other things, the masses were rallying against the monolistic features of the Israeli economy that artificially keep prices significantly higher than they should be. The government has been too timid in passing anti-monopoly legislation. Instead of taking on the port unions they are opening another port at huge expense. Instead of reigning in on excessive banking charges they continue to let them slide. In most of the other OECD countries, one does not pay a fee to deposit money in their own accounts (this is a single example - there are numerous others). Why are we? Because the the government allows it. Why should a few be allowed to prey on the rest of us to line their piggish pockets and stifle the economy. You want to make the economy take off? Go after the monoloies (i.e. don't allow it!) so that prices will fall. This will free up a tremendous amount of cash which will stimulate the economy far better than an inefficient redistribution plan.
Turkey delivers aid across border as Syrian forces step up Aleppo assault (Reuters)
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