07/27/2011 10:58 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2011

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, Scrambles To Respond After Approval Rating Drops

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been put firmly on the defensive for the first time since his election, with tens of thousands of people protesting the surging cost of housing.

With his approval ratings in a double-digit dive, Mr. Netanyahu canceled a trip to Poland today to unveil a series of measures aimed at cooling off real-estate prices that have risen by more than one third since 2007.

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