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Thousands in Israel protest proposed budget
Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2013 3:04 PM EDT

Posted on 05/11/2013 11:09:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Israeli police say protesters are marching in Tel Aviv over proposed tax hikes and benefit cuts. …

Protesters are angry over the proposed decrees by Israel’s new finance minister Yair Lapid who started his job several weeks ago.

Lapid ran in January’s election on a ticket vowing to help the middle class. The proposed budget hits that demographic deep in their pockets with raised taxes and slashed benefits. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benefitcuts; budget; taxhikes; yairlapid

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