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        7/21/2011, Tammuz 19, 5771

      Affordable Housing Rally Set for Saturday Night


      Protesters demanding action by the government to alleviate the housing crisis are planning a major rally for Saturday night. The rally, featuring speakers and entertainers, will tale place in the square outside Habimah Theater in Tel Aviv.

      Protests demanding affordable housing have spread to cities throughout the countries since last weekend, when a tent city took root on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. On Wednesday. Protesters blocked a major intersection in Kiryat Shemona, and carried out a noisy protest in the expensive Kfar David neighborhood of the city, outside the Old City walls. The protesters there railed at the large number of empty apartments, purchased by foreign residents who use them only a few times a year, contrasting that with the difficulty average Israelis have in buying homes.