Israeli lawmakers have protested the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the opening of the winter session of the Knesset.
Reports say Netanyahu’s speech on Monday at the parliament was interrupted several times by MPs censuring his administration’s political, social and economic performance.
Lawmakers from Arab and left-wing parties blamed Netanyahu for the deteriorating economic situation in Israel.
High taxes and low salaries have had adverse effects on the lives of Israelis, particularly the middle class, in recent years.
Israelis are critical of the regime’s economic plans and the painful austerity measures which would raise income and value-added taxes and cut welfare benefits.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Israelis face high rates of poverty.