Anti-Bibi protest on dustbins
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Meretz activists detained near Netanyahu's home

Thousands of stickers against Likud chairman glued onto dustbins in central Israel. Two left-wing activists attempting to post signs near Netanyahu's Jerusalem house taken in for questioning by Shin Bet security officers

After comparing Avigdor Lieberman to Jörg Haider, Meretz has moved on to attack Benjamin Netanyahu : The left-wing's party activists glued thousands of stickers on Sunday night onto dustbins in central Israel. The stickers read, "Some things cannot be recycled."


Two of the activists were detained for questioning by Netanyahu's security guards after attempting to glue the stickers onto dustbins near the Likud chairman's house in Jerusalem.


The heads of Meretz's election campaign have decided to take an aggressive strategy against right-wing candidates due to their disappointment from recent public opinion polls, which predict the party will win between five to six Knesset seats in the February 10 elections.


Dozens of young activists, headed by Young Meretz Chairman Uri Zaki, took to the streets and posted thousands of stickers carrying Netanyahu's image on dustbins in the cities of Tel Aviv, Holon, Raanana, Herzliya and Jerusalem.


Zaki and another activist tried to post the stickers on the street where the Netanyahu family lives, but were in for a surprise when they were stopped by Shin Bet security officers guarding the opposition chairman's home 24 hours a day.


"They were quite nice. They asked for our identity cards and asked what we were doing. We explained the goal of our visit to them, and after waiting for an hour in the Jerusalem chill they released us.


"We did it thinking that Sara Netanyahu, like any other woman, would throw the garbage into the dustbin and come up against this sign," Zaki explained.


פרסום ראשון: 02.02.09, 10:37
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