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As the settlers try and jump on the bandwagon, a prophet has spoken

November 24, 2016 23:02

The settlers are feeling the heat and have tried to jump on the middle class protest bandwagon by meeting protest leaders and saying it's their struglle too. Sure, with all those subsidies, of course it is.
Meanwhile, Amos Oz has written a fantastic piece in Haaretz about the Israeli Spring (Bloody hot summer, actually)
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-s-tent-city-protests-ar...

Let us not forget where the wealth pouring into the settlements, the yeshivas and the tycoons' accounts comes from. It comes from the labor and creative talents of millions of Israelis who are carrying on their back a unique economic wonder of a state poor in natural gifts (we haven't started counting the natural gas yet ), and rich in human resources.

Neither the parties nor the veteran opposition organizations generated this protest. It was born out of the devotion and enthusiasm of hundreds and thousands of young people who swept in their wake the best people in the country.

It is profoundly moving to see the protest veterans of all generations, who for years were a voice calling in the wilderness, spending time in the tents of the youngsters, who are wisely leading the new protest.

People like me, who have protested for many years against the policy of Israel's governments, embrace this new generation, which surpasses the previous ones, with love and wonderment.

November 24, 2016 23:02

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