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Battle against Bibi's natural gas plan fails to garner public support

Unlike their strong interest in issues such as housing prices or banking reform, Israelis are not engaged with the battle against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's natural gas plan.
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Despite numerous demonstrations against the Israeli government's plans for an offshore natural gas field, there is little chance opposition will grow strong enough to derail its approval.

A Nov. 7 demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's outline for natural gas resources and benefits distribution drew a few thousand people, but not as many as organizers had expected. And even though the protest at Habima Tel Aviv Square was held in the pouring rain on a Saturday night, the rain can't be blamed, since tens of thousands of people attended soccer games that night despite the weather.

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