Here’s What’s Happening Now in Israel!
June 02, 2012
Today in Israel, thousands took to the street in at least three of Israel’s largest cities, another sign that the energy and organization of last year’s broad protest movement in Israel is reigniting. More than 5,000 took to the streets in Tel Aviv, Saturday’s largest protest.
Protesters were seen holding signs with messages like “Capitalism isn’t kosher,” and “The people demand social justice!”
The 2011 Israeli Social Justice Protest Movement
From July to October of 2011, hundreds of thousands took place in regular protests in Israel often referred to as the “2011 Israeli social justice protests.”
In August and September of 2011, exploded with much larger protests and public support with their tent encampments. The protests paralleled the Occupy Movement and are sometimes included in the movement, referred to as “Occupy Israel,” and “Occupy Tel Aviv.” Whatever the title, the movement expresses the same kind of dissatisfaction with capitalism, the status quo and institutionalized social injustice.
Like the Occupy Movement, things have been quieter for the Israeli Social Justice Movement in 2012 than they were in the second half of 2011. However, over the last month the movement has conducted several coordinated protests, each gaining momentum and progressively getting larger. Today marks the largest coordinated protests from the movement since October of last year.
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