Netanyahu planned to name a cabinet-level team Sunday to address demands by the demonstrators, who in under a month have swollen from a cluster of student tent-squatters to a diffuse, countrywide mobilisation of Israel's burdened middle class.
Israel projects growth of 4.8 percent this year at a time of economic stagnation in many Western countries, and has relatively low unemployment of 5.7 percent. But business cartels and wage disparities have kept many citizens from feeling the benefit.
"The People Demand Social Justice" read one of the march banners, which mostly eschewed partisan anti-government messages while confronting Netanyahu's free-market doctrines.
Police said 120,000 people took part in Saturday's march in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities, while organisers put the figure as high as 230,000.
4.8% GROWTH AND 5.7% UNEMPLOYMENT AND THEY ARE COMPLAINING!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
AND THEY ALSO JUST WANT TO TOPPLE BIBI.
SINCE THEY CAN'T DO THAT IN A STRAIGHT-FORWARD WAY, THEY DO IT BY CLOAKING THEIR POLITICAL GOAL IN "SOCIAL JUSTICE" GARB - APPEALING TO THE LARGE LE3FT POPULATION IN ISRAEL WHO HAVE BEEN IN DISARRAY SINCE ARIEL SHARON SPLIT GAZA AND FOUNDED KADIMA.
THE INSTABILITY THEY ARE FOMENTING SERVES THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL AND GLOBAL JIHAD.