Jewish spring?

Print edition : February 22, 2013

A protest in Tel Aviv on September 3, 2011, against rising housing prices and social inequalities in which an estimated 300,000 people participated. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP

Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There's a Future) party, outside his home in Tel Aviv on January 23. Photo: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making a statement at his office in Jerusalem on January 23. Photo: DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

An Israeli woman casts her vote in Tel Aviv on January 22. Photo: Dan Balilty/AP

A woman walks past election campaign posters of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Sderot, Israel, on January 7. Photo: Tsafrir Abayov/AP

During a protest against high housing costs on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard on August 2. Photo: NIR ELIAS/REUTERS

Disenchanted with Netanyahu’s neoliberal economic policies, an assertive Israeli middle class votes for change, giving the centrist Yesh Atid party a greater say in shaping the national agenda.
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