Netanyahu cancels Poland visit as housing protests take Israel by storm

26.07.2011                      24.Tammus, 5771

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Netanyahu cancels Poland visit as housing protests take Israel by storm

Activists block roads in Jerusalem, Haifa and Be'er Sheva; new initiative calls for a general strike on August 1 to protest high housing prices.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his scheduled visit to Poland this week following mass housing protests that have been gaining momentum in various cities across Israel.
The Polish prime minister's office said Israel has asked to postpone the one-day visit scheduled for Wednesday, in which Netanyahu was going to try to convince Warsaw to vote against a UN resolution recognizing a Palestinian state, Israeli sources have said….