Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Has the Arab Spring arrived in Israel?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Nonda, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. N

    Nonda JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Aug 3, 2011
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Messages: 11,864
    Likes Received: 1,178
    Trophy Points: 280
    Has the Arab Spring arrived in Israel?

    As Israelis protest against the rising cost of living, Inside Story looks at Israel's growing class divide.

    More than 100,000 people took to the streets of 11 cities in Israel on Saturday to protest against the spiralling cost of living in the country.

    Protesters at the largest gatherings, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and Haifa, chanted "the people demand social justice" and "we want justice, not charity".

    Has the Arab Spring arrived in Israel? - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English
     
  2. N

    Nonda JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Aug 3, 2011
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Messages: 11,864
    Likes Received: 1,178
    Trophy Points: 280
    Israelis take to the streets

    Protestors, angry at high housing prices and an indifferent government, could cause a political realignment in Israel.

    Imagine if the anti-establishment fervor that followed the 2008 economic collapse produced a political movement that was essentially progressive rather than reactionary.

    The fury that swept the country might have been directed at the people who caused the collapse and the people who did nothing to mitigate its effects.

    Israelis take to the streets - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
     
  3. Kibona

    Kibona JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Aug 3, 2011
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Messages: 1,017
    Likes Received: 10
    Trophy Points: 135
    The Israelis demands are quite different from the Arabs demands,so I don't think what is happening in Israel intends to change the regime. Unlike the Arabs, Israelis are doing similar thing as in many other nations like Students demos in UK, CHADEMA demos in Tanzania and even COSATTU demos in South Africa.
     
Loading...