Most of the tents on Rechov Rothchild are empty after 10 at night. Don't believe me ? Go there and check for yourself. Where are they ? Probably back in their upscale apartments in Ramat Aviv Gimmel or manning the phones at the Labor Party's campaign headquarters. If you really want to know what political powers are behind these protests, check who paid for the tents and anti government signs. A regime change will not make life economically easier in Israel. It will not change the banking cartel. It will not pay for child care after 3 months. It will not care about the fact that most working class Israelis are forced to pay into retirement plans that only profit the fund managers. It will not answer why sports shoes cost 3 times more than in the US. It will not prevent the Israel Electric Corp. from raising rates 9% overnight. It will not cut back on the exorbitant salaries, pensions and benefits of Kenesset members or do anything about the corruption in City government. It will however continue to fund The Ultra- orthodox and Arab- Israeli entitlement programs - much more that the current government. As long as 20 or so families control more than 90% of the wealth of Israel's economy, the only thing we can expect is that we will be paying more and more for less and less... Until they have everything and we have nothing, regardless of what regime is in power.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)