LISTEN: Israel's Locked-down, Let-down Youth Rattles Netanyahu's Cage

Anger at the PM's handing of the COVID pandemic and his graft trial has galvanized young Israelis like never before. LISTEN FREE to Nir Hasson and Judy Maltz

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Police use water cannons to disperse protesters near Prime Minister Netanyahu's official Jerusalem residence on July 25, 2020.
Police use water cannons to disperse protesters near Prime Minister Netanyahu's official Jerusalem residence on July 25, 2020.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Haaretz Weekly podcast.
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz's Jerusalem correspondent, Nir Hasson, and by Judy Maltz, to discuss the wave of youth-led protests that has been sweeping the country.

Months of lockdown, growing unemployment and a muddled government response to the pandemic have added to the sense of frustration and anger - which has been exaccerbate by police violence. 

Israel's Locked-down, Let-down Youth Rattles Netanyahu's Cage. LISTEN

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What has brought Israel's usually disengaged young people out to the streets, what are the goals of their protests and how have authorities responded?

Recommended related reading:

Anti-Netanyahu Protests: Five Signs That His Supporters Should Be Worried About / Nir Hasson

Young Israelis Are Finally Taking to the Streets. Here’s What’s Driving Them / Judy Maltz

Protest Turbulence Threatens to Destabilize Netanyahu – or Israeli Democracy /  Chemi Shalev

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