True peoplehood is built on hope, vision and connection. The Israeli tent protest movement has brought genuine hope to the table, and American Jews should support it.
It took all of nine weeks for Israel’s summer protests to cross the oceans to America. What began on Rothschild Boulevard (or, truth be told, in Tahrir Square, in Cairo) on July 14 and moved from there to dozens of cities and towns in Israel came to New York City’s Wall Street on September 17 and by now is under way in 1,343 cities across the globe.
The most immediate lesson of the massive social justice protests in Israel is this cold truth: Mobilizing the masses means first giving them a personal stake in success.