Israel's Middle Class Really Is Disappearing

The middle class is in trouble all over the world, and now the problem has reached Israel, too. Here's why.

The hundreds of thousands who took to the streets in the summer of 2011 were protesting against the cost of living in Israel and the erosion of the middle class. The protesters, who for the most part themselves belonged to the middle class, were decrying the fact that they had difficulty living in dignity and were almost unable to make ends meet.