Israeli Social Justice Campaigners Cancel Weekend Protests After Attacks in South

Head of Israel's student union says nationwide rallies, including 'central' demonstration in Jerusalem, have been called off.

Reuters
Reuters
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Reuters
Reuters

Israel's student union on Thursday called off planned weekend demonstrations against the high cost of living after a series of terror attacks in the south left seven people dead.

"There were meant to be protests throughout the country, with a central rally in Jerusalem, and we decided given the events to cancel them," union head Itzik Shmueli told Army Radio following the attacks near Israel's border with Egypt.

He added that a popular campaign against the government's economic policy, which kicked off last month and has drawn hundreds of thousands of Israelis onto the streets in mass demonstrations, would continue.

Thousands of social justice protesters in Tel Aviv, August 6, 2011Credit: Tal Cohen

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott