Monday, September 5, 2011

the israeli summer - the biggest social protest in israels history!

the day before yesterday almost half a million israelis went to the streets in cities all over israel to protest against the high cost of living and all the social injustice that they face every day.
if you compare these numbers to the total inhabitants of israel (about 6 million) it would be like a protest with 5 million people in germany for example or over 12 million in the US!
this was for sure the biggest social protest israel ever saw and fortunately they managed to do so without any violence. it is mainly the middle class of israel, young families who sparked this "revolution" as they in particular have to suffer by the high cost of life and the low salaries. 
here is a german tv show about it and some more information from around the world:
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