Ashdod residents demonstrating outside of city hall in protest at a new law that will close shops on Shabbat, January 20, 2018. \ Ilan Assayag

The Issue That Finally Forced Russian-speaking Israelis to Take to the Streets

The community is vowing to take revenge on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the next election after a new law passed that will keep most of Israel’s stores shut on Shabbat. Revolt is in the air on the streets of Ashdod

ASHDOD – Life in Israel hasn’t been easy for Inessa Vasilevitsky, a factory worker who immigrated from Russia 28 years ago. But only now has she felt compelled to take to the streets.

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