Biggest protest in Israel’s history

August 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm (Civil liberties, Human rights, israel, Jim D, palestine, protest)

Cross-posted from ‘+972′

‘ Among the speakers that addressed the rally in Tel Aviv was Palestinian author Uda Basharat. “It’s about time this protest will be become the protest for all those exploited, Jews and Arabs,” Basharat said.’

Around 300 thousands Israelis took the streets on Saturday night, calling for social justice and the introduction of a welfare state. Estimates are that this has been the largest demonstration in the country’s history.

The biggest of several rallies took place in Tel Aviv, where over 200,000 marched to the government building on Kaplan Street (Rabin Square, the usual site of such protests, is being renovated and was closed to the public). 30,000 marched in Jerusalem to PM Netanyahu’s house. Smaller rallies were held in Modi’in, Haifa, Nes Tziona and other towns. In Kiryat Shmone, protesters blocked the highway leading north.

Read the full article here.

P.S: there must be hope:

Building-size “working class” poster covering an ad during demonstration for social justice (photo: Oren Ziv/activestills)

4 Comments

  1. SteveH said,

  2. SteveH said,

    Here we go – banned again! You should be running a Middle East dictatorship!

  3. Jim Denham said,

    SteveH: This site has no problem with political disagreement from commenters, including strongly-worded disagreement. But your last few comments have just been childish abuse that we feel under no obligation to publish. They’re not even interesting as examples of getting it wrong like Greenstein’s stuff or the ICFI article you linked to: rubbish, that we’ve answered a thousand times before, but of some limited interest at the level of “how wrong can you be?”

    Same goes for Skidiot’s abuse that we’ve decided not to publish.

  4. Dmitry said,

    I suspect that demonstrations in 1995 against Oslo 2 were much bigger. Did it change anything?

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