[Marxism] An Israeli Summer?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 25 13:23:07 MDT 2011


By The Troubadour, DailyKos
Posted on July 25, 2011, Printed on July 25, 2011

   (For Jerusalem update, see the first author's note at the bottom)


Approximately 30,000 protesters marched in Tel Aviv last night, 
with social justice activists blocking central streets and chants 
of "Mubarak. Assad. Netanyahu" filling the air.

Tel Aviv police arrested 42 activists, which is an extremely rare 
number, "if not unprecedented," according to +972 Magazine, which 
has been closely following the circumstances surrounding the 
sudden rise of Israel's progressive left.

     Protest 1
     This (and all) pictures are care of Activestills.org and +972 

The protests are part of a larger movement that began as 
opposition to rising housing prices, and indeed is still centered 
around that issue, but has spread to other social justice and 
progressive causes.

These protests are being described as "the greatest challenge PM 
Netanyahu faces on the home front," and show that the progressive 
left in Israel has awoken.

Change in Israel may be coming.

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