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Cottage cheese becomes call for rebellion in Israel

Milk-curdling cries against rising prices are spurred by growing gap between rich and poor

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/cottage_cheese_becomes_call_for_rebellion_in_israel_20110616

“Cottage cheese, a basic good whose price has reached nearly eight shekels. Don’t buy it this month!” As a revolutionary slogan, it’s unlikely to live in the annals of history alongside “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” or “Workers of the World Unite.” But in Israel it has inspired a grassroots rebellion that spread within days from a Facebook page to the Knesset, where Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu had a container placed in front of him in protest over prices.

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