Some leaders of the Israeli social justice movement believe it is critical to address the occupation of the West Bank. Others say broadening the protests’ focus will end its mass appeal.
A cooperative pub, funded by tent city protest leaders who bought shares in the joint, has opened in Tel Aviv. Cheers to you, guys!
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.
The question of how big the Jewish tent can be when it comes to Israel is one of the thorniest ones that American Jews deal with.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Israel’s leaders felt the need to respond to the movement for social justice. That is what’s missing so far in the reaction to Occupy Wall Street.
As protests engulfed the streets of Tel Aviv, a small group of American Jewish students witnessed the commotion from a unique vantage point: the Israeli business world.
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 political agenda of Israel’s tent city protest was hazy, and its economic demands unrealistic. But its impulses are the finest we’ve seen in a long, long time.
A veteran of Israel’s tent city demonstrations visits the Occupy Wall Street rally. Could it spread like the Israeli social justice movement?
The Israel Labor Party chose a new leader in a primary runoff on Tuesday. The winner, Shelly Yacimovich, is a former television news anchor whom polls show to have the most realistic chance of leading the battered party back to major-party status after a decade of what has seemed like terminal decline.