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The response has been so extensive that some are now concerned that a populist push on social issues might lead to the adoption of imprudent economic policies.

“There is a danger that the very positive awakening of the Israeli consumer and worker to the fact that they are being so exploited by a few oligarchs will be taken advantage of by the social lobby and other leftist groups to institute high taxes on the middle class – the most productive classes of society,” said Daniel Doron, director of the Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress.

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(JTA)

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