Israeli protest movement Archive

  • The difference is between those who have rights and those who don't: United against the system of inequalities, is there any chance to win?

    The Arab Spring and the Protest Movements in Europe

    The difference is between those who have rights and those who don't: United against the system of inequalities, is there any chance to win?

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  • Yair Lapid had hardly settled into his Knesset seat before the Finance Ministry declared war on the ultra-Orthodox, on the Histadrut, on the monopolies – in short, a world war.

    Lapid’s war against the workers

    Yair Lapid had hardly settled into his Knesset seat before the Finance Ministry declared war on the ultra-Orthodox, on the Histadrut, on the monopolies – in short, a world war.

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  • The pundits and the politicians agree that the protest movement succeeded, resulting in big electoral wins for Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid ("There is a future") and Naftali Bennett of the rightwing ha-Ba'it ha-Yehudi ("The Jewish Home"). These luminaries are united in their hatred of the Ultraorthodox and the Arabs and in their indifference to the workers. Both are future partners for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu. It's not at all clear that this is what Dafni Leef had in mind when she pitched her tent on Rothschild Boulevard starting the social protest of Summer 2011, but such is the gloomy outcome. Those who wanted to unite the entire people—left and right, settlers and impoverished middle-class youth—have succeeded in a big way. The protest refrained from calling on Bibi to resign in order not to be stigmatized as political, and so Bibi remains to conduct the choir.

    Elections 2013: The protest movement succeeded perhaps, but the people lost out

    The pundits and the politicians agree that the protest movement succeeded, resulting in big electoral wins for Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid ("There is a future") and Naftali Bennett of the rightwing ha-Ba'it ha-Yehudi ("The Jewish Home"). These luminaries are united in their hatred of the Ultraorthodox and the Arabs and in their indifference to the workers. Both are future partners for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu. It's not at all clear that this is what Dafni Leef had in mind when she pitched her tent on Rothschild Boulevard starting the social protest of Summer 2011, but such is the gloomy outcome. Those who wanted to unite the entire people—left and right, settlers and impoverished middle-class youth—have succeeded in a big way. The protest refrained from calling on Bibi to resign in order not to be stigmatized as political, and so Bibi remains to conduct the choir.

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  • 2645. That's the number of votes the Daam Party received in the previous elections. But since the outbreak of social unrest, the socialist Daam party has become a hot trend in Tel Aviv. Party leader Asma Agbarieh-Zahalka explains why poverty is no lessworse badno less an evil than the Occupation, why she wouldn't have sailed on the Marmara, and why there is still hope in the Middle East.

    A new left arrives in Israel

    2645. That's the number of votes the Daam Party received in the previous elections. But since the outbreak of social unrest, the socialist Daam party has become a hot trend in Tel Aviv. Party leader Asma Agbarieh-Zahalka explains why poverty is no lessworse badno less an evil than the Occupation, why she wouldn't have sailed on the Marmara, and why there is still hope in the Middle East.

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  • One might think that these elections are meaningless. The results are ostensibly known in advance, like a repeat broadcast of a soccer match. There’s a feeling of defeatism in the […]

    Riding the wave to the Knesset: The Daam campaign

    One might think that these elections are meaningless. The results are ostensibly known in advance, like a repeat broadcast of a soccer match. There’s a feeling of defeatism in the […]

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